For the Fourth of July 2003, let's celebrate the musical contributions of the First Americans, who really discovered America. Whether you call them Indians or Native Americans or just by the name of the nation, these musicians and singers have enriched all our lives. Some of these performers are themselves descendants of these First Americans.
Note: I understand that some of these songs come from a different time and may reflect a less than current - or perhaps less than honorable - view of Native Americans. I'm presenting them simply as part of the historical record.
1. This "Half-Breed" singer and actress really is part Native American. Who is she?
2. Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar had his only U.S. hit in 1961 with what song?
3. What Native American nation was referenced in the Raiders' "Indian Reservation?"
4. This non-Native American instrumental group had a hit in 1969 with "Keem-O-Sabe."
5. What was the title of Johnny Preston's 1960 hit that told a Romeo and Juliet story in a Native American setting?
6. Which member of The Band (and songwriter of "Broken Arrow") is part Mohawk?
7. This Canadian folksinger, a full-blooded Cree, wrote "The Universal Soldier" and co-wrote "Up Where We Belong."
8. Which hugely successful California country-rock band of the '70s supposedly took their name from Native American symbolism?
9. Who is Felipe Rose and what is he doing in this quiz?
10. This band made up of Native Americans had a big hit in 1974 with "Come and Get Your Love."
11. What was Tim McGraw's first pop hit, from 1994?
12. Which guitar innovator of the '50s, who had a hit with "Rumble," is part Native American?
13. Which guitar innovator of the '60s was one-quarter Cherokee?
14. Where, according to the Cowsills, is "the scene you should make with your little one?"
15. Of Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, or Jerry Garcia, which one does not have some Native American ancestry?
16. Who was "The Indian of the group" in the Mothers of Invention?
17. Which female country singer, whose late stepfather was an Ojibway, took a first name which means "I'm on my way" in Ojibway?
Bonus: "Indians scattered on dawn's highway, bleeding, ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind" is a quote from which Doors song?