Native Shop Products
The Product with a Message
By wearing or using a "product with a message," you will be supporting the work of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, a reservation-based organization, and spreading the word about important issues facing native peoples.
DAKOTA LANGUAGE BOOKS AND TAPES
The Dakota Language books are coloring workbooks ideal for the beginner Dakota speaker. Both children and adults will be able to learn the Dakota language by using the tapes and workbooks.
Dakota Language and Culture Workbook and Coloring Book with Audio CD
Volume I & II
From time to time, we will be featuring community artists and their goods. The idea of the featured artist is to assist our local native artists with the marketing of their products.
"Vince Two Eagles
Vince Two Eagles
Vince Two Eagles is a singer/songwriter/recording artist and environmental activist who is a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe and resides on the reservation located in southeastern South Dakota.
Vince has been an entertainer for the last 28 years perfoming across South Dakota, the United States, Canada, and Italy. He has appeared with such performing artists as Floyd Westerman, Buffy St. Marie, Max Gail, Redbone, Steve Tiger Band, Shenandoah Sisters, Jim Casey, Heartland, Stella Stevens, Kay Starr, and Jonathan Winters.
Along with Boyd Bristow of Max Records and Tom Bee of Sound of America Records, Vince has recorded and released three albums. To his credit are "People of the Earth," "In the Night" (with Max Records), and "In America" with Sound of America Records.
Vince's music includes styles such as melodic Traditional Native Flute, message and love ballads accompanied by acoustic guitar, foot-stompin' blues and Dakota Rock-n-Roll to sophisticated fusion jazz he calls RAZZ (jazz from the reservation).
Vince appears solo for concerts but with his band, Otokahe (which means "beginnings" in his native language), for concerts and other venues, he is able to pursue excellent songwriting and arrangements with drums and bass guitar to produce a professional sound, solo or with the band.
Although he often opens his act with a Native Flute piece, Vince Two Eagles is not the usual stereotypical Native performer. His performances reflect his life and philosophy which is not about perpetuating stereotypes but about challenging people of all races and ethnic backgrounds to find common ground with each other. His performances are at once a contradiction with a blend of message and old-fashioned love songs which appeal to people from all walks of life and belief systems.
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