White Eagle Singers
The White Eagle Singers
began in 1974, with the original members being the 7 sons of Allan and Mary
Neskahi of Cortez, Colorado.
Arlie, second from the youngest, then 17, was honored by his brothers to
be the lead singer and has carried that position for the last 25 years. During that time this group has
traveled throughout North America sharing their music and learning the Powwow
Ways. They have won numerous
singing championships, both in the US and Canada, composed hundreds of songs,
White Eagle drum hide, 80'sand it is very rare that you attend a powwow today
without hearing a White Eagle Song.
Many of their compositions have been recorded by other groups, such as,
Cathedral Lakes, Blacklodge, Stoney Park, Southern Thunder, Eyabay, Red Bull,
Red Leaf Takoja, to name a few.
Arlie was commissioned by the Gathering of Nations Powwow in the
mid-80’s to compose the Gathering of Nations Song, which today is one of the
most widely known powwow songs in North America.
Since the original group of
Neskahi brothers there have been 5 generations of singers, and today most of
these White Eagles are still singing with other groups or they are leaders of
their own, for example, Jay Begaye and his Cathedral Lakes Singers. Arlie wishes them all well wherever
they may be, and remember, once a White Eagle, always a White Eagle! It has become a proud singing history.
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