Northern Exposure : native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic?

native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic?

Would be interested in reading feedback on the depiction of native dance, mythology, ritual, medicine,and so forth on this wonderful series.

Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic? more info?

same.. does anybody have further knowledge on the authenticity/creative licence?
it feels authentic.... but it is television.... i would love to know more....
native american culture has always intrigued me.... ^_^
any help?

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Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic? more info?

I wouldn't doubt Elaine Miles had something to do with it. She is of Cayuse/Nez Perce ancestry and is heavily traditional regarding her heritage. She still attends pow-wows and has won awards with her native dancing.


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There's a site http://www.moosechick.com/ put together by a fan with quite a bit of information on the individual episodes. I had a question similar to the OP's and I've found a few things there but I don't know if there's one place where this information is brought together.

Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic? more info?

Thanks! I'll check it out.

"There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth." ~ Robert Evans

Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic? more info?

yes! moosechick' site is fantastic for any 'northern exposure' fan.... ^_^

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Thanks!

"There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth." ~ Robert Evans

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@freesharon glad you posted this thread.... ^_^

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Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic? more info?

i absolutely adore her character.... so lovely.. so quietly wise.... ^_^

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My grandmother was Native (grew up on the reservation, was sent to a federal "Indian boarding school" called Haskell) and my mother, who also identifies as Native (I don't), was director of American Indian Affairs at her university. I have a second cousin in the American Indian Dance Troupe. My mom always loved this show and said it was accurate and respectful to Native peoples in ways unlike any other show on TV.

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Re: native ceremonies, music, etc.: how authentic?

Thanks for your reply, GuyontheLeft. Must admit this is what I was hoping to hear.
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