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Text with video:
sinala | November 20, 2005

Live at the Nulles Part Ailleurs, 1995



Apache " Mountain Spirit Dance " Song - Native Indian music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3EQcKzw8Mc

Text with video:
JINCA690 | February 25, 2010

Invocation of the Great Spirit / The Apache are described as a gentle people; faithful in
their friendship.


The Apache were located in the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).
Sub-tribes made up the Apache nation. They were the Aravaipa Apache, Chiricahua Apache, Cibecue Apache, Jicarilla Apache, Kiowa Apache, Lipan Apache, Membreno-Mescalero Apache, Tonto Apache, Ute Apache, Western Apache and White Mountain Apache.


The Apaches are well-known for their superior skills in warfare strategy and inexhaustible endurance. The primitive dress of the men was deerskin shirt, leggings, and moccasins. They were never without a loin-cloth. A deerskin cap with attractive symbolic ornamentation was worn.The ceremonies are called " dances." Among these are the 'rain dance', a 'puberty right', a 'harvest' and 'good crop' dance, and a 'spirit dance'. The Apache are devoutly religious and pray on many occasions and in various ways.To celebrate each noted event a feast and dance is given.

The music for our dance is sung by the warriors, and accompanied by beating the esadadedne (buck-skin-on-a-hoop). No words are sung - only the tones. When the feasting and dancing are over they have horse races, foot races, wrestling, jumping, and all sorts of games (gambling). The songs have a few words, but are not formal. The singer will occasionally put in such words as he wished instead of the usual tone sound.

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