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Joseph Flying Bye | Putting the Moccasins Back On: Walking the Red Road to Another Life

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Putting the Moccasins Back On: Walking the Red Road to Another Life

by Joseph Flying Bye

2016 Native American Music Awards Nominee for: Best Traditional Recording and for Best Historical/Linguistic Recording. Traditional Lakota Ceremonial Songs and Teachings, recorded in both Lakota and English by a respected Native American Medicine Man.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction
0:30 $0.99
2. Opening Words In Lakota
1:11 $0.99
3. Spirit Calling Song
3:08 $0.99
4. Lakota Teachings
10:11 $0.99
5. English Interpretation
34:17 $0.99
6. Sundance Songs
1:14 $0.99
7. Anpa Wi Wan Miye Yelo
1:10 $0.99
8. Interpretation
0:31 $0.99
9. Maka Iyojanjan
0:55 $0.99
10. Interpretation
2:36 $0.99
11. Prayer and Closing
3:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
In the fall of 1999, Joseph Flying Bye decided to record songs and teachings of the Lakota ceremonial pipe, to leave behind for the following generations an understanding of how important the sacred pipe is to their spiritual path in this life, and to encourage them to walk in the way of a traditional pipe carrier.

Joseph Flying Bye was raised in a family of traditional medicine people. He was both a pejuta wicasa (medicine man) knowing how to use the plants and herbs that grew wild in the surrounding area, and also a wakan wicasa (holy man), being given the gift of a personal ceremony from the spirits to be used for healing others.

Concerned about the younger generations losing their native language, Joseph Flying Bye speaks in both Lakota and English to encourage them to learn not only the words, but also to open their minds to a Lakota way of thinking, and opening to spiritual communications or reception of spiritual imagery that contain an even deeper level of understanding beyond what words can convey.

Joseph Flying Bye held a Lakota sun dance for 28 years just outside of the Little Eagle, South Dakota with the help of his extended family, the Hunkpapa tribal community, visitors from around the globe and singers from many neighboring reservations all the way west to Vancouver and up into Canada where their ancestors had fled with Sitting Bull in the late 1800s. Many elders came each year to share knowledge and teaching around the drum circle, the firepit and in the sweat lodges, as well as in public address around the arbor and cookshack areas after the fasting and ceremony was over and the feasting began.

Putting the Moccasins Back On - Walking the Red Road to Another Life, is the third recording in this series released so far. The recording starts with a spirit calling song to call in his ancestor Wi Ihanble (Sun Dreamer) and you can tell by the pacing of his voice that Joseph Flying Bye is both listening to his Grandfather and translating at the same time. His intention was that he would bring forward words and imagery that would help to guide and inspire people of the future, who would be looking for ways to connect with their spiritual life in a personal way for the highest good of all our relatives in this universe.

Joseph Flying Bye has two previous recordings available:

The Night is Sacred - Ceremonial Pipe Songs for Future Generations contains five songs of the Lakota ceremonial pipe. It is meant to teach songs to be used as you do your own personal ceremony asking for help for others and yourself. As you learn the songs, your mind opens to the spiritual way and spiritual growth is possible for the community you live in as well as the entire earth.

Joseph Flying Bye's second recording, Friend, Do it This Way - An Interpretation of the Pipe Filling Song is just that, an extended conversation around the deeper meanings within this song given to the Lakota people by the spirit person, White Buffalo Calf Woman, many centuries ago. Joseph Flying Bye talks about the connections between the Wicahpi Oyate or Star Nation above us, the Wambli Oyate or Eagle Nation that helps to bring this knowledge down from above, and sharing with the Tatanka Oyate or Buffalo Nation who cared for the two-leggeds (humans) by giving their entire body to be used as food, shelter and clothing and finally the gift of the sacred pipe to be used in prayer and communication with the spirit world.



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