PART FOUR: Resources

Kevin Locke Books & Videos
Songkeepers (2000) 48-minutes
A poignant documentary with interviews and performances by major artists of the American Indian flute tradition. Kevin Locke, R. Carlos Nakai, Sonny Nevaquaya, Tom Mauchahty-Ware, Hawk LittleJohn and Dr. Richard Payne share their stories and insights into the culture and music of the indigenous flute.

Lakota Hoop Dancer - Jacqueline Left Hand Bull & Suzanne Haldane
The Hoop Dance is a way of keeping Lakota traditions alive, communicating a vision of renewal that inspires and uplifts people around the world. It’s a celebration of the human spirit, a symbol of unity and equality. This 32-page color photo-essay with engaging text and lively images is suitable for grades 3-6.

Hoop of Peace (1994) Naturegraph Publishers
Jan Havnen-Finley. Illustrator: Ken “Rainbow Cougar” Edwards
A wonderful book for young readers, with a message important for all ages. Imaginative illustrations and narrative tell of Kevin Locke’s performance of the Lakota hoop dance in order to understand the great vision of Lakota holy man Black Elk (1863-1950), explaining how Kevin’s hoop configurations communicate a vision of peace, a spiritual springtime that occurs as people rise above limitations of ignorance and join in beautiful patterns of unity.