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How the West Was Lost


Download links and information about How the West Was Lost by R. Carlos Nakai, Peter Kater. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to New Age, World Music, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:05:32 minutes.

Artist: R. Carlos Nakai, Peter Kater
Release date: 1993
Genre: New Age, World Music, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:05:32
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No. Title Length
1. How the West Was Lost (Opening) 3:23
2. Dull Knife & Little Wolf 3:07
3. The West 3:14
4. Crazy Horse Prayer 3:00
5. Last of the Buffalo 2:14
6. Three Theme Medley 3:13
7. Stating Intention 4:02
8. Sand Creek Memories 2:17
9. Black Kettle Theme Variations 1:37
10. Nez Perce Flight Song 3:20
11. Navajo Land Blessing 1:10
12. Black Hills Warrior 2:36
13. Lakota Flute Song 2:12
14. Surrender 4:47
15. Flight Song 3:40
16. The Death of Dull Knife 2:26
17. A Good Day to Die 2:48
18. Geronimo's Surrender 3:48
19. He Came from the Black Hills 1:59
20. South West Warrior 2:59
21. Becoming Human 1:56
22. I Will Fight No More 4:09
23. The West 1:35



In 1993, the Discovery Channel aired a six-hour miniseries documenting the experience of the Native Americans during America's westward expansion. Peter Kater created a three-hour score for How the West Was Lost. He captured 65 minutes of his favorites for the CD. His friend R. Carlos Nakai co-wrote many of the pieces and is one of the featured musicians. This is deep, soulful, and mournful music. Kater and Nakai celebrate nothing. They lament the loss of culture and heritage. This is a unique perspective on a topic that is often glamorized. There have been at least two similar documentaries with equally mournful soundtracks. The West and 500 Nations are comparable CDs.