Mary Youngblood

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Mary Youngblood (born June 24, 1958 in Kirkland, Washington) is a Native American musician who plays the Native American flute. A half-Aleut/half-Seminole child, she was adopted by Dr. Bob and Leah Edwards, both educators.[1][2]

She has been awarded three Native American Music Awards, being the first female artist to win "Flutist of the Year," which she won in both 1999 and 2000, as well as winning "Best Female Artist" in 2000. She is also the first Native American woman to have received a Grammy Award for "Best Native American Music Album", and the first Native American person to have won two Grammy's, the first for Beneath the Raven Moon in 2002 and Dance with the Wind in 2006.

In 2007 Mary Youngblood composed and played the flute music on the soundtrack for documentary film, "The Spirit of Sacajawea." [1]

Ms. Youngblood is on the advisory board of the World Flute Society.

The Library of Congress maintains eight (8) of Mary Youngblood's sound recordings.[3]


Youngblood has released the following solo albums:

Her work has been included in the following compilations and soundtracks:


  1. ^ a b Youngblood, Mary. "Musicians Mary Youngblood on". Contemporary Musicians. Gale Group. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Sonneborn, Liz (2007). A to Z of American Indian Women. New York: Facts of File. ISBN 0816066949. 
  3. ^ Youngblood, Mary. "LOC Holdings". Sound Recording. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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