Joseph FireCrow will share Great Plains stories and music at ISU Nov. 5

AMES, Iowa -- A Grammy Award-winning musician will share his Native American heritage during a presentation at Iowa State University.

Joseph FireCrow (Northern Cheyenne) will present "Native Stories and Flute Music of the Great Plains" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. In addition to performing, FireCrow will share his knowledge of traditional Plains Indian music. His presentation is free and open to the public.

An accomplished Native American flute player, FireCrow has been described as a "national treasure" by one reviewer. In 2010, he won a Grammy as guest artist on the 2010 Best New Age Album (David Darling's "Prayer for Compassion"). FireCrow has released seven solo albums, including five internationally, and has received seven Native American Music Awards. His music was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery" and "The National Parks: America’s Best Ideas."

FireCrow's presentation is co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program; departments of Anthropology, Music, English, and World Languages and Culture; Multicultural Student Programming Advisory Council; United Native American Student Association; American Indian Rights Organization; American Indian Science and Engineering Society; Sigma Alpha Iota; Anthropology Club; and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.

More information on ISU lectures is available online, or by calling 515-294-9935.