Flag Songs: Honoring Sovereign Tribal Nations on Independence Day

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.

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Flag Songs: Honoring Sovereign Tribal Nations on Independence Day

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

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Shoshone Flag Song

Lakota Flag Song/Veterans Song

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation

Crow Tribe

Menominee Nation

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