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Hymns have long been used to praise God. These beautiful songs, in the more Western religious definition, are not indigenous to North America. But as hymns spread across the country, Native Americans picked them up and made them their own. Now, there are hymns in many different Native languages but the messages and praises are very much the same.
Carol Cornelius (Oneida) – lead singer of the Oneida Hymn Singers
Gordon McLester (Oneida) – hymn singer
Sterlin Harjo (Muscogee/Seminole) – filmmaker
Mary Kay Henderson (Cherokee) – director of the Cherokee National Youth Choir