Oldest Indian tribe song (beautiful Native American song)

I've had this song for many years, it was recorded in 1913 and belonged to my Grandfather. I was trusted to keep it safe when he passed away. I wanted to share this because it's beautiful I hope you like it. For what it's worth, the images in this video are of my Seneca tribe making them children of the singers. The song is one of the oldest recordings of Seneca children that I know of.

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Author LittleDove WoyaUsdi (972 years ago)

Author Wampum production ( ago)
I'm only 13 I'm bear clan in kahnawake and I've been singing for all my
life I've sang many verses and social songs,I'm very happy to hear this
,and I'm proud to be Iroquois and I can't wait for the kahnawake sing in
November thank you for this Nien:wen

Author adam gerard ( ago)
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Author Andrew Davis ( ago)

Author cynthia falter ( ago)
thank you for this .. :)

Author Pony Chaser ( ago)
I searched for this and it's not called the dawn song but it is very nice
and I'm glad you and your grandfather shared it with everyone. It's
very honorable that you didn't try to make money from it and now it is
enjoyed all over the world.

Author aj Mithra ( ago)
Would you mind telling us , in which are was it recorded please?

Author Joseph Aranda ( ago)
Is there any native Americans with the last name aranda my grandpa was full
blood native font know much about him he died when my dad was 10 they say
he was apache I'm just curios please let me know

Author Joseph Aranda ( ago)
Beautifull music

Author Kidd Marz ( ago)

Author Jen Godfrey ( ago)
And earthy, I like

Author Jen Godfrey ( ago)

Author Ray Taino ( ago)
I was taught that song in 1995 by the Thunderbird Indian singers and
Dancers of NYC..

Author Megan Seelau ( ago)
I'm 75% Native American my tribe is Seneca and I wish to learn more about
my culture I'm only 13 and I want to learn more

Author Runningdoe ( ago)
i really enjoyed this song from long ago,

Author john mosley ( ago)
hey yakokwe I enjoyed ur grandfathers tribe song,im from the naticoke lenni
Lenape tribe out of nj/de,i would like to read up on ur tribe more,can u
send me any info,

Author Joseph Heppler ( ago)
This is a very good song, I am so glad I heard it. My wife is pbp indian.

Author patbirder ( ago)
Thank you for sharing this precious, very rare song and glimpse into Seneca
culture. It is a priviledge to listen to it and reminds me of so much that
was lost.

Author minaisaunicorn ( ago)
This is so beautiful..

Author susan powell ( ago)
This may sound stupid..and it proberly does to everyone i am a 60yr
old english women,who has never set foot on your lands,but my heart and
soul tell me its where i belonged,from being a small child my heart has
been drawn to the music,the culture,and the wisdom of your people,which to
me has always felt so right,im an artist,and my work has always been
connected to your culture,your granfather i feel would be so proud of you
for passing this music on,

Author Charles Ray ( ago)
Hi, Yakokwe. I am a Seneca, wolf clan from Cattaraugus Reservation. I lived
in a long house till I was 5. I am now a PhD candidate living in Santa
Barbara, California, and working on a music degree. I would love to know
more about this song as I am trying to record original Seneca songs in the
style of R. Carlos Nakai and make them available to the listening public.
Our heritage is precious and I would like to do my part in saving it.
Please write to me and let me know the meaning of the words.

Author Ann Torphy ( ago)
aka Wesa Uda. Beautiful sound quality and wonderful singing. The quality
has been kept well. You make your ancestors proud, I am sure :) Wado

Author Layna Muerta ( ago)
My great great great great grandfather was a full Cherokee, and I have some
Apache in me too lol and yes the "greats " are exact haha I'm mostly
columbian, Mexican, Armenian, Romanian, German, and Irish haha

Author PeanutButterOtter ( ago)
Hi Yakokwe, I am writing a research paper on music more or less and one of
the various things I'm talking about is music throughout different
cultures. I was wondering if it would be alright for me to use this song,
and if so could you provide me with your grandfather's name and maybe some
of the meaning of the song (If possible)? Thanks!

Author Sebastian Weilguni ( ago)
All of your familys history and way of life is stored inside of you. When
you say that you cant see your familys history, just close your eyes, its
all there. I also have struggled with a problem not to different from the
one you are experiencing. All goodness! // Sebastiaan

Author chippewaman1975 ( ago)
Thank you for this wonderful recording and sharing it with the world. We
must not let native music and cultures be forgotten.

Author George Doxy ( ago)
you got Ostowakowa??

Author daniray1231 ( ago)
Sago. I was wondering if there is any other video's with this song? What is
the name of this song?

Author St1cKnGoJuGgAlO ( ago)
Mohawk turtle clan but beautiful music none the less

Author Edward hoyler ( ago)
I'm partof the hawk clan part of the seneca nation of indians

Author juniperbrze (974 years ago)
As a Seneca Wolf Clan woman trying to live in THIS world... thank you for
sharing. Beautiful!

Author 555aahouse1 ( ago)
Aztecs, Apache,Mayans, Cherokee, Toltecs, From the south all the way to the
north, we're are the same family. look at our profile faces, we look
Mexicans because the we were mixed with the white-spaniards when our
Mexican territory was nuestros nativos de America!

Author Johns Wit ( ago)
That's awesome, what a cool way to pay tribute to your past.

Author Shawnee Printup ( ago)
I'm in The purple smoke dance outfit

Author Ray Northwoods ( ago)
Cool song with the history and all.

Author Stephen McCormick ( ago)
Pround to be seneca :))

Author TheShaolinScholar ( ago)
its very beautiful ! thank you n_n

Author TheShaolinScholar ( ago)
@TheShaolinScholar that the very fist spirit was a hermaphrodite with the
opposite gender on each leg fascinating stuff

Author TheShaolinScholar ( ago)
i stumbled upon this that Herodotus said that the scythia people come from
Hercules an a demon whos bottom half is a snake like an the upper part of a
hermaphrodite youtube khazars are Scythian it goes on to say the Scythian
people are called hun in one record so i did one thing google attila the
hun shape shifter an got a page saying that he was a Hecate also i
immediately thought about sir gawain an the green knight an picks up his
own head clear signs of a hermaphrodite also from my research

Author MissBubblybubsy ( ago)
@Yakokwe yes that would be much appreciated thank you kindly

Author SHADOWBEAR82763 ( ago)
@pscforester2013 The Cherokee lived in the Appalacians and the Smokies from
Ohio to Georgia

Author Yakokwe ( ago)
@MissBubblybubsy You can use it however you like. I share it for everyone
to hear . I can send you a PM with my family information.

Author MissBubblybubsy ( ago)
Hi Yakokwe I am doing a assignment an would like use this song,, can you
please tell me your grandfathers name if it is ok for me to use this song.

Author see2talk ( ago)
@Yakokwe some people called it a canoe song but it was a warrior song in
the old days done with strong moves and wide stance

Author marylogful ( ago)
@actor4lyfe It says in the begining of the video that it was recorded in
1913. It was probably on one of those old mechanical phonograph cylinder

Author Isador cruz jr ( ago)
I am a mixed breed and can not trace my great grandmother blood line I have
heard this as a young boy before my great grandmothers passing you have
brought back memories long since forgotten I Thank You

Author Emily Kate ( ago)
What year is this from?

Author tiani hernandez ( ago)
they have perfect harmoney :)

Author rkng1 ( ago)
lovely, the music and the pictures. -:)

Author Speedie Allyson ( ago)

Author Larry McNeely ( ago)
This is the Dawn Song. It can be heard sung every morning on CKRZ FM 100.3
The Voice of the Grand.

Author Sandra Majeau ( ago)
I love listening to Native songs and seeing Native dance,it keeps me
connected to my Iroquois roots,my native roots don't run very deep,but
there still there

Author Yakokwe ( ago)
@bitchiecupcake I'm glad I did it makes me feel proud now that everyone has
enjoyed it.

Author Elle ( ago)
I am Seneca, but have no ndn name since i cannot trace my great
grandmother. watching this helps me to feel connected, you have done a good
thing by posting this song. elizabeth

Author Jackie Toben ( ago)

Author realitizer ( ago)
felt as pure as it gets,like water,i have 2 hear it again:P

Author 3picon ( ago)
@Yakokwe Too true brother.

Author Somekid420 ( ago)
Sounds like a pidgeon dance.. well the words sound like pidge dance kayo

Author Raven101able (1746 years ago)
Yakokwe; this song moves my spirit like nothing i have heard before. thank
you for sharing this. are they singing hi o wah tene' ?? my speakers are
not clear.

Author frightner24 ( ago)
im mixed with seneca and chippewa. thanks for the vid! my grandad died
before i was born (he was pure blooded seneca) so most i had to learn on my
own. i know more on my chippewa side, i know i have blood from the wazhush.
dont know as much as i would like (my other grandad died before i was born
too ;( ) my parents dont really care about our native roots, shame. but i do

Author creativeforce11 ( ago)
Beautiful - thank you for sharing

Author Nokemes1 ( ago)
How exciting to have the privilege of hearing this! Thank you so much!

Author soadfan33 ( ago)
I'm so touched by the sound. I've been going to pow wows by the casino
morongo. It's a very beautiful experience to hear and see

Author Yakokwe ( ago)
@scorpionking345 Thank you, people enjoy mystery better than history I
guess. I thought this one would do better than my Sasquatch video.

Author yogini34 ( ago)
Thank you for posting this. Beautiful...nearly 100 years later.

Author steverid ( ago)
Very cool song & the images are cool as well. Thank you for sharing this
with the world. Take care, Stevesquatch

Author iamearthbornami ( ago)
very beautiful~thankyou for sharing this~peace

Author BBE (BADBOYEASY) ( ago)
only 198 views ? this is an amazing song and i can feel it god bless
america and the native americans them especially

Author DuaneTheSeeker ( ago)
Thank you for this! May the Keepers Of The Western Door always remain
strong and true.

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