Last night at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the nationally famous Mankillers provided an impromptu performance at our weekly Paiute language class.
The Mankillers is a Native American drum group that performs traditional pow wow music in the northern tradition. Its all-woman membership hails from all parts of America, including the tribes of Apache, Shoshone, Cherokee, Sioux, Creek, Paiute, Choctaw, Seminole, and Yaqui.
The group formed in 1991. Some of its members came from a student drum organization at Humboldt State University, while others came from an Arcata, Calif., drum group.