Now for something completely different . . .
My Alien Contact for Idiots series speculates about what sort of culture North American natives would have built if they weren’t overrun by Europeans. The books focus on the Kwakiutl tribe of Vancouver Island, whom I’m most familiar with. Today, a Kwakiutl song.
The Kwakiutl Toogwid Song, from Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins, is sung by Carla Holm. It is from the closing credits of the 1980 reconstruction of Edward Curtis’ 1914 movie In the Land of the War Canoes (originally titled In the Land of the Head Hunters).
Want to read some near-future Kwakiutl stories? Here are the books in the Alien Contact for Idiots series:
- Alien Contact for Idiots
- Alien Contact for Kid Sisters
- Rescuing Prince Charming
- Alien Contact for Runaway Moms