Indian Reservation Blues and More – Various Artists

Mark Harrison writes as follows:"This beautifully presented 3CD set, with detailed booklet and video extras, is dedicated to what, among earnest folk and on many a college course, is probably described as ‘the Native American experience’. Well, the Native American population of today, just like its ancestors, doesn’t seem to get much of a look-in when it comes to discussions on who’s been shafted and keeps on getting shafted. There’s a bit of token hand-wringing, but they don’t seem to have elbowed their way centre-stage to say their piece. Well, they have their say here and, in a great variety of musical guises, it’s a powerful and compelling tale they have to tell."