Kiowa Hymns (2s and Booklet)

Version: Unabridged
Author: University of Nebraska Pr
Narrator: Unknown
Genres: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Published In: January 2005
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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This remarkable two-disc collection features sixty-six Native Christian hymns sung by the Kiowa elder and singer Ralph Kotay. Particularly well-known for their song traditions, which range from peyote and powwow songs to hand-game and church songs, the Kiowas are a Southern Plains Indian tribe that today resides in southwestern Oklahoma. The Kiowa Christian hymn tradition first emerged around the turn of the twentieth century and combined the sound, structure, and style of European-American Christian hymns with pre-Christian Kiowa songs. To preserve the knowledge of these songs for future generations, Kotay sat down on a sultry July afternoon in July 2002 at his home in Apache, Oklahoma, and recorded them. The resulting collection will help ensure that these hymns remain a rich and enduring part of the cultural heritage of the Kiowa people.