WE LOVE Filmmaker Cathleen O’Connell
Marching bands may not be synonymous with Native American music, but in Sousa on
the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum, filmmaker Cathleen O’Connell uncovers the tradition of Native American marching bands that dates back over a hundred years. The film explores the history of Native American marching bands that began in the 1880s, peaked in the early 1900s, and has since declined. She profiles two of the four remaining bands that still perform today, the Iroquois Indian Band and Fort Mojave Tribal Band.
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