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Cherokee Hymn Singing in Oklahoma

The Christianization of a majority of the members of the Cherokee Nation has spawned hymns and gospel songs—new kinds of Indian music. Cherokees' interaction with Whites and Blacks on the continually moving frontier also brought fiddle and guitar music to them. The older Native religious life, and the ceremonial music and dance associated with it, suffered from the changes in this period and has survived to a greater or lesser extent in rural pockets of Oklahoma and North Carolina.

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