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  • Sahnish
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    I like Ft Yates singers, Ernie Thunderhawk singing lead, Screaming Eagle, from Cheyenne River and Eagle Mountain, from Pine Ridge and Running Antelope, from Little Eagle/Running Antelope, SD. Running Antelope was around about 15 yrs ago and went away but are back with some old and younger singers. They sound pretty good.

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  • nativelohaus
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    I like this drum from pine ridge called native thunder. they used to be called medicine horse first time i heard them. anyway, those guys can jam. i always look forward to oglala nation because they are blasting every time i hear them.

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  • Jacques
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    Mea culpa,mea culpa!
    Ok lets work for world peace:
    tunkasilayapi tawapaha kin han
    the grandfather's flag
    ohinhankesni he nanjinktelo
    without end it will stand
    iyohlateya oyatekinhan wicicaginkta
    underneath it the people will grow
    ca lecamuwelo
    this is why i do this

    I prefer that version:
    Ikce wicasa tamakoce kin tewahila na
    The indian country I love and
    blehimiciye
    I take courage
    Tunkasilayapi tawapahaki maka ihanke
    The grandfather's flag to the end of the world
    ki heya nanjinkte
    it will stand

    [ July 23, 2001: Message edited by: Jacques ]

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  • Wakalapi
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    OK gentlemen well said now back to topic. ;)

    I haven't been back home for quite a while. Anybody know some good drums from Standing Rock rez? Especially Wakpala area?

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  • Ikce Wicasa
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    I edited this post because it was negative at first and I didn't like it. Ito is right Jacques, why be negative? This is the first topic in a long while that hasn't gotten bogged down in racial tensions and strife. We're just talking about some Lakota songs that we like. What's wrong with that? If you'd like to share your love of Lakota music with us...please do so. If you want to stir up trouble, take it elsewhere. Everytime I think this board has gotten better, someone has to step up to the plate and prove otherwise.

    [ July 23, 2001: Message edited by: Ikce Wicasa ]

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  • Jacques
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    Knowledge is like jam,the less you got,the more you spread it!!

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  • Sahnish
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    Pidamaya B.

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  • Ikce Wicasa
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    The most commonly used translation for that song is:
    "The flag of the United States will fly forever. Beneath it, the people will grow, that is why I do this."

    In this first one, the flag of the United States is sometimes referred to as the President's flag.


    Another more literal translation of those words is:
    "To our forefathers who have gone before us. Without faltering, we will stand honoring their deeds. Below these deeds, the people live with honor and respect united. Because generations will follow, I commit myself to this way of life."

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  • Sahnish
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    Ok, can you translate that for me, My Lakota isn't as good as it should be. doksha

    Thanks

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  • Ikce Wicasa
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    Tunkasilayapi tawapaha ki han oihunkesni he najin ktelo

    Iyolatehan oyatekihan wicincacin kta ca lecamunwelo

    P.S. Think I spelled most of those words right. :)

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  • Sahnish
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    Hey B;
    Do you know the words to the flag song?

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  • Sahnish
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    Buffalo Lake is still around. I think they just won the singing contest at Prarie Island. Them Dakota boys can sure sing.

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  • Kiwehnzii
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    One of the finest groups that I've ever heard sing the "Lakota Flag Song" was Lakota Buffulo Lake at United Tribes powwow back around 1986 or 87.
    Still can feel the chills up my spine remembering when I heard them sing and those women back-up singers - just awesome. :)

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  • Wakalapi
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    Ikc'é Wic'as'a (Common Man),

    That's the one!

    Naké kola c'emamayé (Friend you have made me cry)...

    I like the second Rabbit song on that same tape but I loaned it out a year ago and don't remember the title or words. I think the translation is something like, "There are so many ways to live, everything will be alright." The first Rabbit song was about writing a love letter until the couple is reunited. Up here in the Northwest, they call those Owl dances. (?)

    Though we don't get many Lakota groups up here per se, we have been visited by Eye Hey Nakoda and Red Paint Creek (Assiniboin) in the past year. A local group, Shiobaha, has a couple of singers from Rosebud. I only see them if I go out on the Olympic Peninsula though.

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  • Ikce Wicasa
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    Words/Translations for that song:

    Kola tokile (repeated)
    Kola ceyapelo

    Waziyata kicizape
    Kola tokile kola tokile
    Kola ceyapelo


    Friend, you are going somewhere (someplace)
    Friend, they are crying (for you)
    They are fighting in the north
    Friend, you are going somewhere
    Friend, they are crying (for you)

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