Junior Rangers Native American Language & Music Along The Anza Trail

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Track 1: Papago Sunrise Song

Track 1. The Papago Indian “Sunrise” song is performed here by Lance Beeson. It is from the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Pima” track).

Track 2: Tohono O'odham Words

Track 2. Words of the Tohono O'odham language are spoken here by linguist David Shaul and John M. Ignacio of the Tohono O’odham people.From the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Pima” track).

Track 3: Casa Grande Song

Track 3. The Casa Grande ruins were visited on a side trip by Father Font and Commander Anza while the rest of the expedition rested. This is the “Song After the Inhabitants of Casa Grande were Killed”, which is related to the legend Font and Anza were told by an O'odham interpreter. It is performed on flute by Noel Milburn. From the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Pinal” track).

Track 4: Yuma Memorial Song

Track 4 is a Yuma Memorial song, performed on flute by Lance Beeson. It can also be found on the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Yuma” track).

Track 5: Chumash Flute

Track 5. Chumash descendant Michael Phillips plays a Chumash flute. From the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Ventura & Santa Barbara” track).

Track 6: Chumash Clapper Stick

On Track 6, another Chumash musical instrument, the clapper stick, is demonstrated by Michael Phillips, a Chumash descendant.

Track 7: Mutsun Language

Track 7. This recording of the Mutsun language was made by Quirina Luna-Costillas of the Mutsun Language Foundation. Also on the Anza Trail Guide CD (“San Benito” track).

Track 8: Bay Miwok Words

Track 8 shares some of the Bay Miwok language, which was recorded during Greg Smestad's interview of Dr. Catherine A. Callaghan of Ohio State University. It is from the Anza Trail Guide CD (“Contra Costa” track).