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Drawn from Canyon Records' extensive library collected over the past six decades and include traditional singing from Canada, the western United States and northern Mexico.

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Canyon Records Vintage Collection (CR-6000)

Canyon Records Vintage Collection (CR-6000)

The Canyon Vintage Collection contains almost 15 hours of traditional Native American music drawn from our extensive archive recorded over the past 45 years. Perfect for anyone interested in native culture and heritage, libraries or schools, this 20 piece set is the most comprehensive and definitive collection of Native music in existence. Each album includes extensive liner notes and is available as part of the set or individually.

Price:

$200.00

Philip & Patsy Cassadore - Apache (CR-6053)

Philip & Patsy Cassadore - Apache (CR-6053)

Recorded between 1966 and 1986, this collection brings together the traditional music of the San Carlos and White Mountain Apache tribes. Containing both ceremonial and social songs, this recording feature performances by renowned San Carlos singers Philip and Patsy Cassadore and provide a rare glimpse into the the rich imagery of traditional Western Apache culture.

Various Artists - Peyote Ceremonial Songs (CR-6054)

Various Artists - Peyote Ceremonial Songs (CR-6054)

Since the mid-1800's an intertribal religion, the Native American Church has developed a philosophy and ritual around the use of the peyote cactus. The peyote ceremony of the Native American Church includes prayers and quiet meditative songs accompanied by a special rattle and water-drum. This collection of vintage peyote recordings brings together many historic performances of sacred songs from this enduring tradition. Sung by David Apekaun, Morris Medicine with Betty Jo Pimpey and Pamela Medicine, Chief White Eagle, Chief Spotted Back Hamilton, Johnny Buffalo, Wilbur Jack, and Ralph Turtle with Alfred Armstrong.

Various Artists - Traditional Navajo Songs (CR-6064)

Various Artists - Traditional Navajo Songs (CR-6064)

These traditional Navajo songs were recorded from 1952 to 1963 by noted singers Ed Lee Natay, Reg Begay, Roger McCabe, Tseiya Chee, Joe Lee of Lukachuchai and the Mesa Verde National Park Team. This collection brings together social songs including love songs, squaw dance songs and ceremonial songs from the Yei-Be-Chai ritual.

Various Artists - Pueblo Songs From San Juan (CR-6065)

Various Artists - Pueblo Songs From San Juan (CR-6065)

Recorded in 1969, this collection of songs from the San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico provides a musical window to one of the oldest cultures in North America. These hunting, fertility, honoring and social songs have been passed from generation to generation and their time-honored beauty is captured in this recording.

Various Artists - Hopi Butterfly (CR-6072)

Various Artists - Hopi Butterfly (CR-6072)

The Butterfly Dance, a traditional social dance of the Hopi, is held in August after the gathering of the harvest and presentation of the Snake Dance. It is a thanksgiving dance for the harvest, chiefly for the corn crop and features dancing by young Hopi maidens wearing elaborate headdresses. This rare and unique recording is the first commercially released recording of an actual Butterfly Dance in progress. Recorded in Hotevilla Village in 1967 by Ben Setima, it captures the beauty of a culture that is rarely glimpsed by outsiders.

Various Artists - Traditional Songs of the Tohono O'Odham (CR-6084)

Various Artists - Traditional Songs of the Tohono O'Odham (CR-6084)

This recording captures the traditional social and ceremonial music of the Tohono O'odham people (formerly called "Papago"). The sound of human voice is accompanied by gourd rattle and basket drum in these unique and disappearing songs from the peoples of the southern Arizona desert.

Price:

$14.98

John Knifechief & Singers - Pow-Wow! (CR-6088)

John Knifechief & Singers - Pow-Wow! (CR-6088)

This album was recorded live during the 1971 All Indian Days Pow-Wow and features the great Pawnee singer, John Knifechief, leading a group of southern style singers. These songs, which form a bridge between the older traditions of the warrior societies and newer tradition of the intertribal pow-wow, demonstrate the dynamism and vitality of Native American culture.

Utes - Traditional Songs (CR-6113)

Utes - Traditional Songs (CR-6113)

Singers: Jim L. Box, Eddie Box, Sr., Kenneth Frost, Eddie Dutchie, Gilbert Dutchie, Lonnie Dutchie, Gerald Ketchum. Singers from the Southern Ute Reservation at Ignacio, Colorado and from White Mesa, Utah.

Various Artists - Songs of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation (CR-6123)

Various Artists - Songs of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation (CR-6123)

These Songs represent the traditional music of the native people of the Warm Springs Reservation (comprised of fourteen tribal groups including Warm Springs, Wasco, and Northern Paiute) located in Oregon. Chosen with great care by the singers, this special collection contains honor, serenade and creation songs, providing the listener an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Warm Springs cultural heritage. Includes detailed song descriptions.

Price:

$14.98

Various Artists - Yaqui Ritual & Festive Music (CR-6140)

Various Artists - Yaqui Ritual & Festive Music (CR-6140)

Through centuries of persecution, the Yaquis of northwestern Mexico and southern Arizona have strived to preserve their homelands and culture. Much of Yaqui culture centers around the colorful songs and dances of their religious fiestas. Performed on both indigenous and Spanish instruments along with voice, this recording of the many unique Yaqui musical traditions provides a glimpse into the rich pageantry of the Yaqui way of life.

Kiowa - Traditional Kiowa Songs (CR-6145)

Kiowa - Traditional Kiowa Songs (CR-6145)

The Kiowa people have always been regarded as one of the great tribes of the plains. This collection provides a good sampling of Kiowa songs and includes gourd dance, horse stealing, war dance, ruffle dance and "49" songs.

William Horncloud - Traditional Lakota Songs (CR-6150)

William Horncloud - Traditional Lakota Songs (CR-6150)

This collection of seventeen traditional Lakota songs is by one of the great native singers of all time, William Horncloud, and includes honor songs, war songs, old Omaha dance songs, love songs and rabbit songs. Born in 1905, Horncloud learned songs reaching back into the 1800's and was instrumental for keeping Lakota culture alive.

The Tootoosis Family - The Drums of Poundmaker (CR-6157)

The Tootoosis Family - The Drums of Poundmaker (CR-6157)

The Tootoosis Family of Canada have been highly respected within the Native community for many years for their dedication to Cree traditions. This recording is their salute to all those who continue to promote Native culture and intertribal unity. Recorded in 1976 this collection of songs features modern pow-wow style songs as well as the northwest Saskatchewan style of hand drumming.

Ed Lee Natay - Natay - Navajo Singer (CR-6160)

Ed Lee Natay - Natay - Navajo Singer (CR-6160)

In 1951 Navajo singer Ed Lee Natay was Canyon Records' first artist. His beautiful voice lives on in this collection of Navajo, Hopi, Kiowa, Tewa, Zuni and Pueblo songs. The CD contains a second Natay album, Memories of Navajoland [CR-6057] as a bonus.

Young Grey Horse Society - Songs of the Blackfeet (CR-6164)

Young Grey Horse Society - Songs of the Blackfeet (CR-6164)

Originally released in 1977, this classic recording of the Young Grey Horse Society of Browning, Montana has influenced many great pow-wow singers and dancers over the years. Begun by Wayne Bear Medicine, the Society was dedicated to preserving traditional Blackfeet ways for future generations.

Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers - Drum Dance Music of the Dogrib (CR-6260)

Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers - Drum Dance Music of the Dogrib (CR-6260)

This recording showcases the music of the Dogrib Nation of Northwest Territories, Canada, a part of the northern Athabascan peoples who call themselves Dene. Utilizing voice accompanied by hand drum, these lively songs are meant to be performed during various social dances. During their first visit to the Southwestern United States, the Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Young Drummers consented to make this landmark recording and share their very special music.

Various Artists - Traditional Voices (CR-7053)

Various Artists - Traditional Voices (CR-7053)

Since 1951, Canyon Records Productions has specialized in the production and distribution of traditional and contemporary Native American music. This collection is drawn from Canyon recordings made in the 1950's and early 1960's and includes rare songs by historically important singers from over twenty tribes of the United States and Canada. It offers a unique glimpse into the rich and varied tribal cultures of Native America through their songs and dances. Includes detailed liner notes

Various Artists - Native Music of Northwest Mexico (CR-8001)

Various Artists - Native Music of Northwest Mexico (CR-8001)

The music of the Native groups of northwest Mexico is a curious blend of both indigenous and Spanish traditions. This special recording showcases the musical traditions of three Native groups of northwest Mexico: the Tarahumara, the Mayo, and the Warihio. Utilizing instrumentation such as flute, drums, rasps, violins and vocals, this rare and beautiful recording captures the eclectic sound of Native Mexico's vibrant cultural heritage.

Porcupine Singers - Traditional Lakota Songs (CR-8007)

Porcupine Singers - Traditional Lakota Songs (CR-8007)

Recorded live on the Rosebud Reservation in 1977, this collection of traditional Lakota pow-wow songs is beautifully sung by one of the greatest groups of Native American voices, the Porcupine Singers. Known for their unique performance of intertribal as well as traditional Lakota songs, the Porcupine Singers have been regarded as one of the most influential pow-wow groups.