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Bryan Burton is indeed a wonderful resource for Native American music. He has contributed many articles to General Music Today. Visit the NAfME periodicals page (http://musiced.nafme.org/resources/periodicals), scroll down to General Music Today, and follow the links to the GMT page on the Sage Publications website. In doing a search on “Native American,” I found several articles and suggested resources.
Bryan Burton also contributed to the book Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, Vol. 2 (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781607095422) for the chapter “Music of Native Peoples of North America.” In addition to a table of Regional Style Traits covering all of the U.S., an overview of instruments, a description of the Intertribal Powwow, and information on Contemporary Native American Music, lesson plans address the following tribes: Cherokee, Nanticoke, Apache, Iroquois, and Hopi. It also has an extensive Discography, with a section on the Northern Plains (Crow Grass Dance and Owl Dance, Intertribal Powwow Songs, Mandan-Hidatsa Songs, Plains Chippewa/Metis Music from Turtle Mountain, and Rabbit Songs of the Lakota–many from Canyon Records). He also mentions some websites (e.g., Lakota–www.olc.com; Hidatsa–www.mhanation.com).
Linda Brown, NAfME Staff