The Salt Song Trail: Bringing Creation Back Together

$16.00 each

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"Through the beautiful landscape of the Colorado Plateau, deserts and river valleys, the Salt Song Trail traces the journey to historic and sacred sites and collection sites for salt and medicianal herbs."

Available in DVD.  The Salt Song Trail: Bringing Creation Back Together. 2005, 20 minutes, color, grades 7 and up.

From the video:
"The Salt Songs Asi Huviav Puruakain are the sacred songs of the Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute people). The songs are used in memorial ceremonies for cultural revitalization and as a spiritual bond for the thirteen bands of Southern Paiutes living in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Through the beautiful landscape of the Colorado Plateau, deserts and river valleys, the Salt Song Trail traces the journey to historic and sacred sites and collection sites for salt and medicianal herbs. This film documents the historic gathering and healing ceremony at the Sherman Institute--a former Indian school where Indian children were forcibly taken from their homes and forbidden to practice their traditional cultures. Salt Song Singers and Dancers return to the school years later to sing for the children who never came home."

This film is a collaboration between The Cultural Conservancy, a non-profit indigenous rights organization and the Salt Song Trail Project of the Southern Paiute Nation, Vivienne Jake (Kaibab Paiute) and Matthew Leivas, Sr. (Chemeheuvi) are the Salt Song Project directors.