FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Native American Indian Musicians

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      This page lists links for Native American Indian Musicians both currently or formerly based in Wisconsin.

      Please write if you or your group would like to be listed on this page. Every entry includes the artist's or group's Affiliation with a Federally Recognized Tribe, so be sure to include this information when you request a link.

Related Wisconsin Native American sites - Great Lakes Intertribal Council

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| Native American discography | Native American Courting Flute players |

    A - ABC... Artist Selection
  1. .Acoustic Warriors - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Native Voices) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Andrew Conners [Bad River Ojibwe], Ron Jones [Hochungra]) - (former member: Adam Singer [Crow])
  2. .Anakwad (Frank Montano) [Ojibwe] (courting flute) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Archive]), Picture ( Smithsonian) - (member: The Woodland Consort) [Bayfield]
    B  
  3. .Bad River Singers [Bad River Chippewa] [Odanah]
          (Drum Group: members?)
  4. .Bear Claw Singers [St. Croix Chippewa] [Hertel]
          (Drum Group: members?)
  5. .Bucks Drum Group, The [Milwaukee]
  6. .Bullet, Bobbie [Ojibwa] (guitar, vocals) [Lac du Flambeau]
    C - ABC... Artist Selection
  7. .Cedar Wind - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Laughing Cat Records) Bookings [Fort Atkinson]
          ( Christine Ibach [Cree], Al Jewer)
    D  
  8. .Duck Creek Crossing [Tribe?] - Page ( PowWows.com #1 / #2) [city?]
          (Drum Group: Patrick Madrid (Head Singer), others?)
    F - ABC... Artist Selection
  9. .Fernandez, Wade (guitar, piano, Native American courting flute, mandolin, bouzouki, percussion, vocals) [Menominee] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Wis. Festivals ( OTMCF), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Haze) [city? (Menominee County)]
  10. .First Nations Singers - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Appleton]
          ( Doris Craig [Lenape], Denise Crouse [Delaware], Barbara Wisneski [Oneida])
  11. .Five Clan Singers [Tribe?] - Page ( PowWows.com) [city?]
          (Drum Group: William "Kuzco" Beauprey (Head Singer), others?)
  12. .Flying Feather Band [Active: 19??-] [Oneida]
          ( Waubano Awonohopay, Richie Plass, anon.) - (former member: Victor Boudreaux 19??-2006)
  13. .Four Nation Singers [Tribe?] - Page ( PowWows.com) [city?]
          (Drum Group: Harold Katchenago (Head Singer), others?)
  14. .Friedes, Victor [Tribe?] (courting flute) [Chicago, IL / Madison, WI 1998-]
    H - ABC... Artist Selection
  15. .Hammill, Brian [Tribe?] (courting flute) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Native Spirit Productions), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
  16. .Hawk, Dennis
    L  
  17. .LCO Soldier's Drum [Lac Court Oreilles] [Hayward]
          (Drum Group: members?)
    M - ABC... Artist Selection
  18. .Miller, Bill [Stockbridge-Munsee]
  19. .Miller, Clinton J. [Stockbridge-Munsee/Mohican] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Stockbridge-Munsee Community) ( MilwaukeeRocks.com), Wis. Festivals ( OTMCF) [city?]
          [not the Country Christian singer, Clint Miller]
  20. .Morningstar, Debra - "Spoken Word"
    P - ABC... Artist Selection
  21. .Plass, Richie [Menominee & Stockbridge-Munsee] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Native Voices), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index), Bookings - (member: The Wolf River Band, Flying Feather Band) [Green Bay / Oneida]
    S - ABC... Artist Selection
  22. .Sacred Leader [Tribe?] - Page ( PowWows.com) [city?]
          (Drum Group: Dennis Danforth (Head Singer), others?)
  23. .Smokeytown Singers, The [Menominee] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Archive]) ( PowWows.com) [Active: 1973-] [Neopit]
          (Drum Group: Myron Pyawasit (Head Singer), see Discography for other members)
  24. .Strong Medicine [Founded on the Oneida Reservation] [city?]
          They played at the 24th Annual WAMI Awards Ceremony on 4-26-2004, but I can find no home page for them, no list of who is in this band, and no information about their recordings. The only ones I recognized are:
          (Wade Fernandez, Ron Jones, ?)
    T - ABC... Artist Selection
  25. .Thompson, Darren (courting flute, storyteller) - [Ojibwe/Tohono O'odham] - Page ( Author ? current site, empty / old site [Archive]) ( http://www.myspace.com/nowacumiq) [Lac du Flambeau / Green Bay]
  26. .Three Fires Society Drum [Lac Court Oreilles] [Hayward]
          (Drum Group: members?)
  27. .Thunderchief (Wakanjah Hoonk / Francis Steindorf) [Hochungra (Ho-Chunk)] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Article ( Viterbo College) [La Crosse (grad. Viterbo University 1980.) / Madison / Black River Falls / Merced, CA]
  28. .Thunderkloud, Billy and the Chieftones [Tsimshian] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [BC, Canada / Boaz / Nashville, TN]
    W - ABC... Artist Selection
  29. .Webster, Louis T. [Oneida/Menominee/Ojibwa] (courting flute) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Native Voices), Bookings [city?]
  30. .Wettlin-Larsen, Georgia (Whirling Wind Woman) [Assiniboine/Nakota] - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Orders ( Smithsonian Folkways) ( National Museum of the American Indian) ( Barnes and Noble) ( Allies: media/art) [city?]
  31. .Winnebago Sons [Tribe?] [Baraboo]
          (Drum Group: members?)
  32. .Woerpel, Mark [Tribe?] (courting flute) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Noc Bay Trading Company), Interview ( QCA CD Duplication) - (member: The Bystanders, Warp Drive 1986-1991, Blackfoot 1992-1996) [city?]
  33. .Wolf River Band, The - Page ( Scott Rudolph), WAMI Nominations/Awards ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
          ( Richie Plass, Colonel Darrel "Bootie" O'Katchicum, Grover Werner)
Related Wisconsin Native American sites

Great Lakes Intertribal Council

        Wisconsin
  1. . Bad River Chippewa [Odanah]
  2. . Forest County Potawatomi Community [Crandon]
  3. . Ho-Chunk Nation (aka Hochungra) [Black River Falls]
          (formerly the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe)
  4. . Lac Court Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa [Hayward]
  5. . Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau]
  6. . Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - College of Menominee Nation [Keshena]
  7. . Oneida Nation [Oneida]
  8. . Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa [Bayfield]
  9. . St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa [Hertel]
  10. . Sokaogon Mole Lake Chippewa Community [Crandon]
  11. . Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians [Bowler]
        Michigan
  12. . Lac Vieux Desert Tribe of Michigan [Watersmeet, MI]

Native American Courting Flute players listed at this site:
      Google Images - International Native American Flute Association (INAFA)
** = The only known female Native American recording artists who play the courting flute.
    Wisconsin Natives
  1. . Anakwad (Frank Montano)
  2. . Wade Fernandez
  3. . Victor Friedes
  4. . Brian Hammill
  5. . Dennis Hawk
  6. . Bill Miller
  7. . Debra Morningstar **
  8. . Darren Thompson
  9. . Louis Webster
  10. . Mark Woerpel
    Wisconsin Non-Natives
  11. . Blackhawk (Richard Kapusta)
  12. . Robin Cardell
  13. . Walter Craft
  14. . David HB Drake
  15. . Sara Eagleboy-Hess
  16. . Al Jewer
  17. . Michael Jones
  18. . Bill Kehl
  19. . Hans Mayer
  20. . Peter Phippen
    Non-Wisconsin Natives
  21. . Lana Chapel **
  22. . Robert Tree Cody
  23. . Gentle Thunder (Lisa Carpenter) **
  24. . Kevin Locke (Tokeya Inajin)
  25. . Robert Mirabal
  26. . R. Carlos Nakai
  27. . Mary Youngblood **
    Non-Wisconsin Non-Natives
  28. . Michael Graham Allen
  29. . Bing Futch
  30. . Native Flute Ensemble
  31. . Barry Stramp
    Fake Indians: i.e. those who pretend to be Indians, but are not
          Native Inspired or Influenced Musician (not Native)
  32. . Douglas Wallentine (stage name "Douglas Spotted Eagle")

      Terms clarification: Regalia vs. Costume - Native clothing worn by Native American Indians is called Regalia. The same Native clothing, if worn by a Non-Native, is called a Costume. In usage, NEVER say Native American Indians are wearing Native Costumes, they are wearing Regalia. For another example, Douglas Spotted Eagle always appears in Native Costume in performance and pictured on his recordings. "Regalia" is both singular and plural, i.e. Regalias is not a valid word when referring to Native clothing. This usage of the word is ignored by Wikipedia.

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