Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Floyd Red Crow Westerman is a world renown Native American (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Dakota) actor, singer, songwriter and advocate. Born in 1936, Westerman is perhaps best remembered for his roles as elder / leader Ten Bear in Dances With Wolves, Albert Hosteen in The X-Files, and One Who Waits on Northern Exposure.
Before commencing his movie career, Westerman was well-known as a country-western performer, collaborating with Willie Nelson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, and others.
His work and dedication have helped spread the American Indian Movement’s message throughout the world. He has performed with countless musicians in large benefit concerts for Indian self-determination, human rights and environmental protection. He toured the world with Sting to publicize the plight of the Rainforest and has been an ambassador of good will representing the International Indian Treaty Council.
In 2006, Westerman came to Hen House Studios to record his astonishing A Tribute to Johnny Cash, which won a *Native American Music Award* in 2007 for "Best Country Recording".
|"Floyd Red Crow Westerman – A Tribute To Johnny Cash"(CD/Mp3) – “I Think Johnny Cash would be especially proud of this tribute album. Not just because of his high regard for Floyd Red Crow Westerman or his own life-long identification with Native Americans and commitment to their cause, but because it is such a respectful, loving portrayal of the man’s work. Floyd’s deep, powerful voice resonates with the truth. I had no idea he could sound so much like John.” - Kris Kristofferson|
Winner of the "NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD – BEST COUNTRY RECORDING"
This CD features Johnny Cash songs performed by world renown Native American actor, singer, songwriter and advocate Floyd Red Crow Westerman, who is best remembered for his role as elder/leader Ten Bear in "Dances With Wolves". His work and dedication have helped spread the American Indian Movement’s message throughout the world.
Floyd writes: "Johnny Cash was very proud of his Cherokee heritage, and was a great supporter of American Indian issues. I had the great honor to meet and be on the same bill with Johnny Cash. It was a night to remember."
Floyd Red Crow Westerman also appears on:
Trevy – African Roots, Acoustic Reggae (CD/Mp3) is an acoustic reggae record from artist Trevy Felix, the lead singer of the band Boom Shaka. The CD features percussionist extraordinaire Remi Kabaka (Rolling Stones). Also included is a duet with Native American great Floyd Red Crow Westerman entitled "Missionary".
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|Podcast Interview with Floyd Red Crow Westerman|