The Mankillers

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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,…
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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. Among the group's members are Irma Amaro-Davis, Sawar Young-Tripp, Rain Archambeau-Marshall, Michon Eben, Raven Marshall, Danielle Estrada, Genevieve Markussen, Tina Toledo Rizzo, Fawn White, Carrie Dunn Anderson, Maggie Escobedo-Steele, April Frank, Kristy Orona-Ramirez, Mateek Tripp, and Geneva Shaw. 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, CA, drum group.