In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries. These peoples were composed of numerous distinct tribes, bands, and ethnic groups, and many of these groups survive intact today as sovereign nations. The terms Native Americans use to refer to themselves vary regionally and generationally, with many older Native Americans self-identifying as "Indians" or "American Indians", while younger Native Americans often identify as "Indigenous". Which terms should be used to refer to Native Americans has at times been controversial. The term "Native American" has been adopted by major newspapers and some academic groups, but has not traditionally included Native Hawaiians or certain Alaskan Natives, such as Aleut, Yup'ik, or Inuit peoples. Indigenous American peoples from Canada are known as First Nations.
Trousers (pants in North America) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses).
In the UK the word "pants" generally means underwear and not trousers.Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers", especially in the UK.
In most of the Western world, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower-body clothing for adult males in the modern world, although shorts are also widely worn, and kilts and other garments may be worn in various regions and cultures. Breeches were worn instead of trousers in early modern Europe by some men in higher classes of society. Since the mid-20th century, trousers have increasingly been worn by women as well. Jeans, made of denim, are a form of trousers for casual wear, now widely worn all over the world by both sexes. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports and also often by children and teenagers. Trousers are worn on the hips or waist and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt or suspenders (braces). Leggings are form-fitting trousers, of a clingy material, often knittedcotton and spandex (elastane).
Singing and percussion are the most important aspects of traditional Native American music. Vocalization takes many forms, ranging from solo and choral song to responsorial, unison and multipart singing. Percussion, especially drums and rattles, are common accompaniment to keep the rhythm steady for the singers, who generally use their native language or non-lexical vocables (nonsense syllables). Traditional music usually begins with slow and steady beats that grow gradually faster and more emphatic, while various flourishes like drum and rattle tremolos, shouts and accented patterns add variety and signal changes in performance for singers and dancers.
I am native americanHo ka hey wah nah (steven and bruce)Ho ka hey wah nah wohHo ka hey wah nahHo ka hey wah nah wohHo ka hey wah nahHo ka hey wah nah woh(editors note: the above is war cry of the lakota(sioux) meaningLet’s go - now)Life was forever when we were young (steven)The land was protected for everyone (bruce)Forever as long as the rivers run (both)But now the water no longer comes (steven)And now all that remains (both)Is darkness a poisoned earthAnd now before it’s too lateWe must provide our own new birthChorus:I am native americanI am native americanThe question of honor you must decide (bruce)The soul of the nation has been denied (steven)Our dreams have been stolen before our eyes (both)How do you say there’s no tomorrow to a child? (bruce)>from us there is much to learn (both)There is so much you’ve forgottenYou can’t change meTry and understand I am proud of who I amChorus:I am native americanI am native americanWe must try and remember what we’re here for (steven)You will suffer the darkness alone no more (bruce)You will have the strength of all of usGathered here today (both)That is something they can never take away (bruce)Chorus:I am native americanI am native americanHo ka hey wah nah (steven and bruce)Ho ka hey wah nah wohRepeat 7 more times til fade
But there is another use for these three important native-North American crops ...Sherman, an Oglala Lakota chef, embarked on a journey almost a decade ago to bring Native American cuisine to more tables.