Audio Recordings Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0392)
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- Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0392)
- Contributor Names
- White, Rufus (Speaker)
- McIntyre, Laurel (Recordist)
- Jabbour, Alan (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- July 20, 1999
- - Rufus White translates the song: "The young man is coming home. Get something ready for him." Words include "God help us. Pity us. Thank you for the beautiful things that we can share with one another." Notes from interview with Rufus White: This song has a lot of meaning. The man made four stops before he returned to his people because he was proud that he could bring them food. He saved people's lives. He gave sick elderly people four spoonfulls of everything for four days. Today, things continue to be done four times. For example, four Hethu'shka (Warrior) Songs are sung at the beginning of each pow-wow program and the pow-wow lasts for four days. Emcee Clifford Wolfe, Sr., who was speaking during the song, was saying that it was really good to hear the old songs. Interview with Rufus White. Tribal Administration Building, Macy, Nebraska.
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/014: 0759
- Source Collection
- Omaha Indian interviews collection, 1999 (AFC 1999/014)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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