Phoenix (Arizona), USA – Wahancanka – Remember Me Grandfather: Lakota Pipe & Ceremonial Songs features the voice Joe Shields, Jr. Oflhunktowan Dakota/Sicangu Lakota heritage, Shields was raised in the traditional way as a ceremonial singer and medicine man. Carrying on the traditions of his forefathers, he is a keeper of Lakota culture and song.The songs heard on this recording are usually offered exclusively within the context of a ceremony and are rarely recorded. Shields presents these sacred songs illustrating Lakota spiritual way in hopes they will be preserved for generations to come. The Lakota name, Wahancanka, means “Shield,” and is used to represent the Shields’ family singing tradition.
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