Kansas

Turtle Island Storyteller Deborah “Dee” White Eye

Ogitchedaw

Deborah “Dee” White Eye

Ogitchedaw, Ogitchedaw
We sing this song to you
Strong and brave and loyal- a warrior through and through
You lay your life down on the line
You know what you must do
Ogichedaw, Ogitchedaw
We send our prayers to you.

Turtle Island Storyteller Jimm GoodTracks

These Native Ways

Jimm GoodTracks

The tribal tradition is that at one time the, Ioway Otoe-Missouria were one with the Winnebago. And somewhere up towards the northeast, they separated. And the Winnebago stayed because there was a lot of good fishing areas up there, the stories say and that then the people came down this way. At some point the Ioway separated.

Turtle Island Storyteller Reubin Kent

These Native Ways

Reuben E. Kent

My name’s Reuben Kent, my English given name. I’m an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. I’m a member of the Buffalo Clan.

This first case talks about pre-contact pottery and the evolution of pottery in the Midwest. This is the Early Ceramic right after archaic when they’re still wandering around hunting and gathering before they develop into agriculture and cooking, and other levels of existence where you’re not constantly moving looking for food. You develop into a technology of pottery and other means of surviving other than just constantly chasing food.