i have always had a thing for anything native american since i was a kid. my parents took us on many road trips across the plains into colorado and wyoming to the mountains of tennessee. i could be often be found on these trips in the gift shops wanting all of the trinkets, beaded necklaces, leather goods. i remember some of my favorite books as a kid were about native american children, i love(d) the traditional music, playing in the woods pretending to be an indian princess. in junior high i went through a major obsession with last of the mohicans.i think i watched it everyday for like 2 weeks. this love and fascination has never stopped. in high school my brother lived in taos, new mexico and as an adult i have had the opportunity to spend some great time in the carson national forrest feeling free and immersed in the beauty of nature and the sky. there is something magical, mysterious, beautiful, and enchanting about all the tribes, their history, and cultures. mariee sioux is a slice of heaven. she pertains to these wonderful ideas and fantasies i have. her music compares to that of folky alela diane (same record company too) esk sound.