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Flag Songs: Honoring Sovereign Tribal Nations on Independence Day

A story about the sovereignty of Native American Nations, as recalled as the U.S. celebrates the Fourth of July; with videos of Flag Songs.
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While today the U.S. exuberantly celebrates its adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, asserting independence from the United Kingdom, many aross Indian country will instead reflect upon the sovereignty of each of our many tribal nations. In honor of our nations and peoples, here is a short list of just a few American Indian nation's flag songs, with video performances to enjoy. (Related: Celebrate Native Culture at a Pow Wow on the Fourth of July)

Diné Nation

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQ4aORU000[/video]

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

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[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiF_2mX4w0M[/video]

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yplCQyMXc[/video]

Shoshone Flag Song

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5NMxg0uXl4[/video]

Lakota Flag Song/Veterans Song

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGEESYfZt5A[/video]

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMm5zjSgRo[/video]

Cherokee Nation

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYQsgXfmi_o[/video]

Crow Tribe

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQlaUD9ndVQ[/video]

Menominee Nation

Benson County Farmers Press

In 2007, then-senator Byron Dorgan, left, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Andy Shaw in Fort Totten, N.D.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc5YmKE_hqQ[/video]

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