Selected Video from the Lifelong Learning on Line - L3

the Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene) with  Lawrence Aripa, Felix Aripa and Cliff SiJohn,

the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) with Clifford Allen, Horace Axtell, Cecil Carter, Josiah Pinkham, and Leroy Seth 


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Julyamsh Prep Listen and observe some of the sights and sounds that take place during the preparations and the opening of July-amsh 2000. Included is discussion on some of the meaning of the markings placed on horses and images from the opening horse parade. (The video clips on Julyamsh were developed as part of the video entitled, "July-amsh Powwow." Written and directed by Christina Crawford, the videography and editing was done by Jim Swoboda. David Matheson was then the July-amsh Powwow Director. Special thanks go to the Coeur d'Alene Casino and Ward Stout - Stoud Flute. "July-amsh Powwow" was produced by I.L.F. Media Productions. The project was funded by the Idaho Travel Council and completed in 2000. Thanks to Christina Crawford for allowing us to use this video.)

Julyamsh Welcome Listen as Dave Matheson, Powwow Director and CEO of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Gaming Enterprise, welcomes all to July-amsh 2000.

Julyamsh Grand Entry Led by the Flag Bearers, witness the "dignity" of the dancers as they enter the dance area during the Grand Entry. Notice the "Indian Flag," with its Eagle Feathers attached to it. The voice of Dale Old Horn, Crow, is heard throughout, as he is the emcee for the powwow.

Julyamsh Song and Drum Listen first as Cliff SiJohn explains some of the significance of the songs, and what the members of drum groups need to know. Then listen to the Northern Cree drum.

Julyamsh Songs cont Continue listening as Cliff relates the meaning of the songs and what one needs to know. Then listen to the Southern Cree drum.

Songs cont Cliff continues discussing what the singers need to know, and then listen to the Redtail Singers, a Nez Perce drum.

Flute In addition to the song and dance, July-amsh hosts one of the largest Indian art exhibits and auctions in the region. In this clip you can also listen as Ward Stout explains the significance and demonstrates the use of the Indian Flute. Cliff SiJohn is the auctioneer.

Julyamsh Dance Cliff explains what a dancer must know to keep time with the singers and the emergence of "competitive" dancing. "They must float when they dance." In this video clip you will also see Women's Traditional and Women's Jungle Dances.

Dance cont  Cliff continues discussing what dancers must know. In this video clip you will also see Men's Fancy and Men's Grass Dances.


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