Recent posts on Native American cultures—relevant to ritual and China—include
- Bruno Nettl with an introduction to themes in music, history, and change
- Ceremonies of the Navajo, based on McAllester’s classic Enemy way music
- The Ghost Dance of 1890—citing Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, and the 1900 Boxer uprising, including Buffalo Bill’s “Rescue at Pekin”.
This led me to Tony Hillerman’s fictional treatments of the Navajo:
My interest was initially prompted by the tragic story of
- Grassy Narrows: emerging from trauma.
- First Nations: trauma and soundscape
- An Indigenous peoples’ history of the United States
- and under The reinvention of humanity.
On a lighter yet trenchant note, see