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The Night is Sacred - Lakota Ceremonial Pipe Songs for Future Generations

by Native American Indian Lakota Elder Joseph Flying Bye

Traditional Lakota Ceremonial Pipe Songs and the teachings that go with them, recorded in both Lakota and English by a respected Native American medicine man and spiritual leader, Joseph Flying Bye.
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1. Introduction
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2. Sacred People are Coming to See You
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3. Interpretation and Background
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4. Pipe Filling Song
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5. Interpretation
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6. Golden Eagle Song
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7. Interpretation
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8. Behold, These are Sacred
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9. Prayer
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10. Grandfather Come to See Me
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11. Prayer and Closing Comments
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lakota / Sioux culture, history, and spirituality in the songs and words of a respected Native American elder and medicine man. In his last two years with us, Joseph Flying Bye recorded spiritual lessons on topics that he felt were important for the future generations to know. His first recording contains five traditional songs and teachings of the Lakota ceremonial pipe. Spoken words and written lyrics (in CD booklet) are in both Lakota and English.
Total run time is 48 minutes.

Joseph Flying Bye (1917-2000) Kangi Hotanka was a pejuta wicasa (medicine man), akicita (decorated war veteran), and wakan wicasa (holy man) from the Hunkpapa tribe of the Lakota / Sioux Nation on the Standing Rock Reservation.

He spent much of his early years helping his blind grandfather prepare medicines and pray over sick people. He would often lead his grandfather into town and listen to the old men talk of battles and life on the open plains. His grandmother would also tell him creation stories at night and in these ways he became a keeper of traditional knowledge and culture.

Many of the medicine men on the Standing Rock reservation today have received instruction from him.

On June 22, 2000 Joe Flying Bye passed into the spirit world. He will be dearly remembered by his family, friends and Lakota people. He was 83 years old.

The ceremonial songs contained in these recordings are considered sacred to the Lakota nation. Please treat them with honor and respect, and they will lead you to a place of peace and understanding. In troubled times they will bring you strength and comfort. They are a gift from the grandparents before us.

At this time we are expecting to produce at least five different recordings total. Please check back periodically for release dates. Your purchases will help to keep our project alive.

Pilamaya

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Wachipelo

This CD utilizes Lakota Elder Joseph Flying Bye's traditional storytelling style
Lakota Elder, the late Joseph Flying Bye, uses traditional Lakota story telling style to teach respect, honor and humbling one's self in teaching these Pipe filling songs. It is superbly done. Unlike any other Pipe Filling Songs CD out there, with this CD, the listener becomes as a child to learn the whole of these songs, not just words. Hoka! Wopila!
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Whispering Wind Magazine

This CD is a Delight!
The listener is enchanted by this respected elder's sharing of his ways. His interpretations and backgrounds expand our appreciation, knowledge and understanding of his people. A mixture of ceremony, storytelling and music, it is a wonderful window on a distant past. The late Flying Bye's casual style and stirring vocals combine with natural sounds and music to render a rich cultural heritage. The combination is irresistible!
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Richard Lees

The CD allows for an apprecation of the Lakota ways.
The CD presents Lakota tradition in an eloquent vocal pattern. It allows insight into the heart and mind of the Lakota people. It teaches.
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Shannon Feurt (Thunder)

LEARNING THE OLD WAYS
I met Alan Flying Bye in Yakton SD a few years back and had the great Honor of speaking with him and learning from him the culture and words. Until that time I had not known much if anything about my Culture. Alan told me one night the words and songs on the radio were his father's so I listen and learned. I have both CD's and I listen to them in my car as I drive and I know the wisdom I hear. Thank you Alan for sharing with me and teaching.
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Annette Jaeger

Sacred Night
I full filled with thank and respect about the words and songs the elder Joseph Flying Bye. They tough and teach my heart although I don't understand all words. It is a honor for me to be teached my an elder one.
Pilamaya
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peter & Chris

"WOW"
WoW, This is a must have for our generation, The words mean action, The action means words,Aho
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LITTLE FEATHER

THIS SHOULD HAVE A 6TH STAR
BEING 17 LEARNING THE NATIVE WAYS WASNT EASY... BUT AFTER LISTENING TO THIS CD FOR 3 DAYS STRAIGHT I NOW KNOW THE ENTIRE CD WORD FOR WORD AND CAN FALLOW IT BY MYSELF IN A CEREMONE THIS CD HAS TOUGHT ME SO SO SO MUCH ABOUT MY CULTURE AND I STILL LISTEN TO IT IN MY CAR TODAY!!!!!
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Jay Red Eagle - Native American flutist

Listen to the elder
Listen to the elder. I highly recommend this cd!
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The Night is Sacred

Fabulous CD, will recomend to friends
Met Joseph's son Alan on Stabnding Rock and asked about his fathers songs, so glad to have found them. Will honour the teachings of the songs. Many thanks Maureen
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