Series Two

Program 206: Honoring the Crow / Cheyenne

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Ready for the Charge. Apsaroke. Photo by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of a2zcds. www.a2zcds.com

Ready for the Charge. Apsaroke. Photo by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of a2zcds. www.a2zcds.com

Historical Intro

Program Host Arlie Neskahi travels with the Lewis and Clark Expedition along the Missouri River past Crow and Cheyenne country on their westward journey to the Pacific Ocean without seeing a single Indian.

Elder Wisdom
Brian Bull introduces us to Crow elder, Joseph Medicine Crow, who tells how young warriors used to earn the role of chief among the Crow nation.

Sacred Landscape
Judy Bluehorse Skelton acknowledges the Northern Cheyenne for their refusal to exploit their natural resources.

Tribal Rhythms
Nico Wind treats us to the music of the Crow.

Contemporary Rhythms
Milt Lee explores the history and evolution of Christian music on the Crow Reservation, featuring Dave Graber, Roy Stewart and John William Latin, Jr.

Program 207: Honoring the Assiniboine / Gros Ventre

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Assiniboine Camp Near the Rocky Mountains. Photo by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of <a href="http://www.a2zcds.com/">a2zcds</a>.

Historical Intro

Program Host Arlie Neskahi introduces us to the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre of Montana.

Elder Wisdom
Brian Bull features Assiniboine elder, Peter Big Stone.

Sacred Landscape
Judy Bluehorse Skelton discusses the buffalo disaster and looks at the rebirth of the buffalo nation on today’s reservations.

Tribal Rhythms
Nico Wind features Roger White, Jr., singer and music historian from Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Contemporary Rhythms
Milt Lee interviews a young Nakota rapper, Native Sioux-per Man, Dorrance Comes Last.

Program 208: Honoring the Blackfeet

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George Catlin  Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat,  Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 1832

Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 1832 - photo by George Catlin

Historical Intro

Arlie Neskahi narrates the 1806 encounter with the Blackfeet nation and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which resulted in the only native fatality during the Expedition.

Elder Wisdom
Brian Bull presents the wisdom of Blackfeet elder and historian, Cynthia Kipp who relates stories from her childhood, and her reverence for Blackfeet spirituality.

Sacred Landscape
Judy Bluehorse Skelton discusses the prevalence of diabetes among native people and the use of traditional foods to build physical, mental and spiritual health.

Tribal Rhythms
Nico Wind takes us on the hand game trail, for a listen to the music of the stick game, featuring interviews with Kenneth Old Person, Celestus Arrowtop and Sylvia Gayton.

Program 208 – Historical Introduction

George Catlin.

George Catlin Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 1832 Blackfoot/Kainai Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/catlin

The Blackfeet

with Arlie Neskahi

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From the journal of William Clark::
Meriwether Lewis, July 26th, 1806. I had scarcely ascended the hills before I discovered to my left at a distance of a mile an assemblage of about 30 horses. I halted and used my spyglass by the help of which I discovered several Indians on the top of an eminence just above them… This was a very unpleasant sight, however I resolved to make the best of our situation and to approach them in a friendly manner.

Program 208 – Elder Wisdom

Holy Family Mission. Browning, Montana.

Holy Family Mission. Browning, Montana. Courtesy of the Browning Montana Home Site. www.browningmontana.com Photo by Colleen M. Barcus, Webmaster for town of Browning, Montana. www.colleenscomputercorner.com

Cynthia Kipp

with Brian Bull

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Arlie Neskahi:
What happens when religions collide? Often, as we hear in the news, the spiritual fabric that is created to unite people, can lead to divisions and intolerance. But, as Brian Bull shows in today’s in today’s Elder Wisdom, the survival of a tribal religion hinges on the enduring beliefs of its followers.