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In this enlightening introduction to the history and culture of the Apache people, including a pictorial essay on the girl’s coming of age ceremony, the Wilson family share their music, stories, skills and life experience to reveal what it has meant to "grow up Apache" in this century. Great-great grandson of the Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise and the White Mountain Apache Chief Hashkedasila (Chief Diablo), and related to Geronimo, Chesley Goseyun Wilson was born on the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and raised in traditional ways. He has devoted much of his life to the preservation and promotion of Apache culture.
The collection includes: 14 musical transcriptions of social, traveling, dance and game songs and 3 musical transcriptions of Apache violin and flute pieces. "Why We Have Night and Day"-A traditional story with songs 38 archival and contemporary photographs of instruments, ceremonies and social life. The Nai’es (Changing Womnan Ceremony) presented in careful detail with numerous photographs. Fully illustrated instructions for making and decorating the Apache violin (a unique instrument made from the Century Cactus plant) and bamboo flute. Historical and cultural background about the Apache in general as well as Chesley’s family and mentors. Map. Complete background about each song, most of which have never been published. Traditional legends.
The Companion Audio-CD includes: every selection and more, including songs and Apache violin pieces performed by Chesley Goseyun Wilson.
Book/audio CD SET
Languages: Native American