|Rainbow Walker Comments Page
Here are some great comments we've received as we move into our Third year online!!!
You made me cry today....
Thank you for all you are sharing with the people via your webpage. I visited your site about a year ago when shaadi, Cheryl, told me about it. Today, I took a few minutes to revisit you, but I ended up staying a lot longer.... I appreciate ALL your efforts, in EVERYTHING you are doing! I am in awe of the VARIETY of things you have made time for through the years. It is truly inspirational! Thank you!!
Keep up the wonderful work!! May you continue to be blessed....
Hozhoogo nanina, shinaaii... Jan
Great site! What can I say other than I'm thrilled that a site like this does exist...
regards ladybug :)
Thanks in advance for your time and effort and keep up the good work on the net...it was wonderful finding you as I am unable to attend any pow wow's this year and I sure do miss them..
Walk in beauty ...
Always searching for music familiar to clients from various tribal backgrounds. Clients are hospitalized at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; I am the Indian Health Liaison & Patient Advocate. Patients are often far from home so, if desired, I provide them with tape players and tapes. Thanx to you, I'll soon have one for Apache People.
Rainbow Walker is one of the few BEST SITES. See ya' later!
Very nice site! I shall visit and purchase here often.
Cougar Band United Lumbee Nation
Thank you for the e-mail response. Welcome back. Your page looks great. Thank you for sharing, I have really enjoyed reading your writings.
After finding and viewing the "Thunder Rolls" site and hearing the music there I couldn't wait to surf around and try and located some other Native American music. I have added your music to my collection. Thank you for making it available.
Hello, We really enjoyed your'site and were suprized to find the music clips, they sounded so beautiful. thank you so much,
Mr.& Mrs. Dickerson, San Antonio, TX
Hello, my brother or however we are related, I'm sure we'll find out. My name is Jarvis and my clan is Coyote Pass clan and born for Near Water. My maternal grandfather's clan is Edge Water and my paternal grandfather's is Bitter Water. I'm from Pinon, AZ and currently I'm going to school in Flagstaff, AZ at Northern Arizona University. I was out of school for 6 or 7 years and this is my third consecutive year back. Within that 7 years, I learned to sing in a powwow group, and it gave me a chance to meet alot of people. I heard White Eagle 8-10 years ago and some of the songs inspired us to make our own songs. So when is White Eagle going to release another tape? It seems everyone's releasing tapes left and right these days. I can't keep up, but there's some good groups, also. Well, I got to do some studying and fill me in on Schemitzun '97. Especially the drum contest winners. Bye.
Just found out about my Hunkpapa Sioux roots about 5 years ago, even though I don't know my great, great great-grandfather's name, I do know he was with Sitting Bull when he fled to Canada. I am interested in learning as much as I can about my heritage.
After attending the Taos Powwow while on vacation last year, I have become a fan of Native music. I'm looking for a good drum group cd. I appreciate your information on Native and non-Native music. I had no idea there were fakes out there. It's a shame. I'll definitely look for the artist's tribal name on any new music I purchase.
I enjoyed looking over your homepage. I have downloaded a wav for my site (thetree.wav) - thought I'd let you know...good work on those, btw...very impressive...
For anyone wanting to find anything to do with music, (Native American), this is a good web site to start. I also loved the poem and photos of your brother. What a wonderful tribute to him.
I'm doing a paper for school on the influence of Native American music on other types of music. I was very interested to find your expose regarding non-native musicians cashing in on traditions that are not theirs. Can you give me any more info about this? Also, I'm looking for a good representative selection of Native Am. musicians to listen to for background for my paper, and I'm interested in becoming more familiar with authentic music of Native American peoples as I am a musician myself, and have enjoyed studying the musics of other peoples for most of my life. Thanks for your work to seperate the authentic from the purely commercial. I understand the folk process of different types of music absorbing and being modified by other styles, but it's important to keep the traditions of living cultures alive.
After hearing Akua Tuta on Robbie Robertson's Native Americans, I began to think I would only ever get to hear that one song by these amazing guys. You were in the process of moving at the time, but I was able to get enough info (links) from this site to track them down, and also to know that I would be back when you were again up and running. It was just the beginning of an inspiring new interest. Thanks so much for helping to get me started on a trail that has led me all over the net. I have found many different styles of Native American music that are wonderful, as well as alot of information that enlightens, disturbs, and angers me .....
Thanks again, JCRIley
Hello my friend...
I've just read your comments on Sacred Spirits Album. I do have that album, I purchased it while living overseas, and a very special guest at my home, a Dineh elder told me about the type of music it was... small parts of different songs all "taped" together where a producer thinks it sounds neat... and he had experience with those sorts of music producers, himself. By the final cut, sometimes his voice isn't even in there anymore. I never realized that before then... it still amazes me, real Native music is so hard to find, but "Native-influenced" is so easy to find. Why don't the stores just sell the real thing? I ask every music store I go into. They think that "Native" music is just flutes or "war chants" and say it doesn't sell well. I ask them why they don't sell Native Rock or Native Country or Jazz or Reggae, and they don't even know what I'm talking about.
As always, your Native music outlet is the best anywhere.
Your friend, Anni
This is really great. I have learned a lot and have many Indian friends who would love to see this also. Thanx for being here.
Thanks, for the nice flute music, I loved them, probaly will use some for my next homepage update. Keep up the good work.... Will visit again in the near future
Take Care and have a nice day
Cor - Netherlands
I'm an Alaska native and I like native music. I like all native music !! It's great to see our people on the web, I'd like to see more. This is one web site I'll keep coming back too.
It is good to hear the pride in our ways once again. To many have forgotten the truth our people hold near to their hearts. I am glad to have read your words on the flute and its pure meanings. Thank you for holding to your heart the truth of the Creation and the Life of Mother Earth and Father Sky. You are blesed and will have a good life.
We dont get very much information in oz about native Americans so it is great to be able to find more about people with different cultures and ways. The Australian Aboriginal has also had a very hard time of it due to pompous, racial idiots in the past. Perhaps with a lot more websites like this these barriers may be broken down Thankyou for the broad information that your website carries. take care
Thanks for being there. You have a great message for those of us willing to listen. I used your flute music as background music on my webpage. It was a natural and adds greatly to the message contained on the site. I will visit your site many times in the future and already sent your URL to my friends across the country with similiar interests. Thanks again and Bright Blessings.
Aneen niiji, Liked your articles on the passing over of your mother and the respect that you paid her last wishes for only songs. Her favorite song is a treasure, migwitch for sharing.
I have a passion for music, a passion for birds, a passion for writing, and a particular curiosity about and interest in the mythology of First Nation people the world over. And I look forward to your next local Portland open-to-the-public performance!
O'siyo, I was tring to find flute music for my Save The Buffalo's page and was lead here! I don't know how, for I wasn't finished writting when it kicked me to your page? So I guess it was meant to play this music, so WADO!!!!!!! for the Sunrise song.
One of my private passions is to follow up and learn about the US native ways, especially the 'old ways'. I am doing this having realised that in practically extinguishing many of the tribes and nations in the last century, we were shooting ourselves in the foot - and heart. I visited California this year partly to attend a Mono PowWow in North Forks. This prompted me to study further. Being 3000 + miles away does not help! I wish you well in your site and will love to come back and follow up on news. I was particularly interested in your fairly tough but understandable messages about Song Healing and the Flute music traditions. Thank you
I am Anishinabe(Ojibwe). I have a great love for Native Music and I am very happy to have been led to your site. Megwetch,
Really enjoyed looking at your homepage. will check back often.
Lucky, in the Isle of Man
I have heard very little Native American music untill recently.It is very beautiful and touches my soul.I am looking for some cd's to purchase so that I can experience more of this beautiful music.
I was looking for historical black and white photos and sepia tone images for use with local historical articles. My husband and I also enjoy Carlos Nakai and similar artists; have downloaded the few musical bites, so will let you know how we like them. All in all, great page!! Maybe this technology thing can connect us after all...
Tracy & Samantha
THOUGHT THAT IT WAS WONDERFUL, WILL VISIT MANY TIMES
this sounds kool, I was just looking for Lite Foot
Oh and there was one, "you suck!"... No name, just that.