Every Step a Prayer

Hutke Fields, principal chief of the Natchez Nation tells us the origin story of Natchez – how the creator made people and placed them on the back of a turtle. The practices and traditional ways of the Natchez influenced the creation of the US. All their decisions are made by consensus. We hear a few traditional songs and learn of their importance. In their dances, every step is a prayer.

Every Step a Prayer

"We have certain ways we follow.." A conversation with the Principal Chief of the Natchez Nation.
Air Date:10/17/2023
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Hutke Fields, principal chief of the Natchez Nation tells us the origin story of Natchez - how the creator made people and placed them on the back of a turtle. The practices and traditional ways of the Natchez influenced the creation of the US. All their decisions are made by consensus. We hear a few traditional songs and learn of their importance. In their dances, every step is a prayer.