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Old 08-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Gledanh Zhinga View Post
A buddy and I danced at the 1957 Nebraska Winnebago Powwow, and they sang many word songs that were like hethushka songs. We recorded some of them on one of those old, heavy reel-to-reel players. Not too much later, Clyde Warrior, Ponca, told me that he took an auto trip with a Hochunk guy, and they sang songs to each other. They started teasing each other, because many of the songs were the same tune, but different words. They were accusing each others tribe of "stealing songs". Clyde said they had a great time.
If I can remember, My Old man told me that the HoChunk's didnt have much as far as songs were concerned, and asked the Ponca for songs, So the Ponca gave some to them. Over the yrs singing with him we've heard singers such as the 'Dells
sing Songs very similar to Ponca songs maybe 1 or 2 words were changed......My old man would just shake his head..hmmmmm
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