Native American People
have a rich oral tradition. History and heritage have
been past down from generation to generation.
A great thing about the
web, is that just about anybody can share in the
storytelling tradition, and can learn from it.
This page of Native
American Images helps to create images another way. It
creates them through the power of the story, and the people
who tell the story.
We will tell you a
little about each of the storytellers, and will provide you
with the path to visit them directly. Just click on the
pictures to visit these great websites.
Flying Bye (Kangi Hotanka) was a respected elder and spiritual leader
from the Hunkpapa Tribe of the Lakota Nation. A decorated World
War II veteran, Joe entered the Spirit World on June 22, 2000.
Before he left us, Joe gave us a timeless legacy through an important
series of songs and teachings that he dedicated to the children to
come. You can hear the introduction to this important work,
produced by Center Records. Listen to Joe here.
For information about the entire collection of the Joseph
Flying Bye songs, please visit the
Center Records website.
of the people is passed from generation to generation by the elders.
It is a history that you won't read about in your school history books.
In this important two part series, you will hear first hand about growing
up as an Indian, told by Lakota Grandmothers. These sessions were
originally produced by our old friend Sara
Pennman for Minnesota Public Broadcast. They are invaluable toward
understanding our Native American friends.
|Honor The Grandmothers Part One|
Grandmothers Part Two
Todychini Lapahie Jr.
His nickname is
Dondo, and he shares many rich stories with us
through his spectacular web site, including the stories of
his family, and his life as a kid in San Juan County, New
Mexico. Dondo does more than tell stories
though. He also teaches math, physics and chemistry
and holds a master of science degree in electrical
engineering. Click the image and read Dondo's stories and learn about his
rich Navajo heritage.
Bill Hawk Watcher
"Our hearts beat
about 100,000 times a day." Bill Hawk Watcher's
poems provide powerful,
gentle insights into the soul and the struggle of Native
America today. Bill says his Abenaki blood is thin,
but his Irish heart pumps it strong. He grew up on the
banks of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers and spent his
boyhood roaming the forests and dreaming of his ancestors
there. A long time later, and way down on the
Arkansas, he says, "I am making a better connection
through the brothers and sisters I found here. Click
on Bill's image and read his poetry.
Luci Tapahonso is very
special. She tells her stories through books and through
poetry. She grew up
in Shiprock, learned the stories of her ancestors and shares
them with us today in many ways. Native American
Images believes that Luci Tapahonso will enable you to
better understand Native American culture simply by listening
to what she says, and by reading what she writes. You
can learn more about Luci Tapahonso here in two ways.
You can listen to Luci
Tapahonso perform her song poem "The Motion of