List of Native American musicians

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This is a list of Native American musicians and singers. They are notable musicians and singers, who are from peoples indigenous to the contemporary United States, including Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans in the United States.[1][2] Native American identity is a complex and contested issue. The Bureau of Indian Affairs defines Native American as having American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry. Legally, being Native American is defined as being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or Alaskan village. Ethnologically, factors such as culture, history, language, religion, and familial kinships can influence Native American identity.[3] All individuals on this list should have Native American ancestry. Historical figures might predate tribal enrollment practices and would be included based on ethnological tribal membership, while any contemporary individuals should either be enrolled members of federally recognized tribes or have cited Native American ancestry and be recognized as being Native American by their respective tribes(s). Contemporary unenrolled individuals are listed as being of descent from a tribe.

Country and folk[edit]

Gospel[edit]

Native American flute[edit]

Main article: Native American flute

Native American Protest Singers[edit]

New age and world music[edit]

Pop and rock[edit]

Rap and hip hop[edit]

Powwow music[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notable American Indians
  2. ^ Famous Native Americans
  3. ^ "IV. Our Nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native Citizens." US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Infantry, Ashante: The Toronto Star © Copyright (1996-2008)". The faces of Tori Amos * Beaverchief & Mark Nichols. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  5. ^ "The Jim Boyd Band". Jim Boyd. Archived from the original on 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  6. ^ Mayor, Adrienne (2013). Fossil Legends of the First Americans. Princeton University Press. p. 350. ISBN 1400849314. 
  7. ^ "John Trudell". Biography. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  8. ^ http://nativeamericanmusicawards.com/halloffame.cfm