3.2.11b The Salt Song Trail


Video of Chemehuevi Indian Salt Song singer Matthew Leivas, Sr., performing songs at Joshua Tree National Park from the Salt Song Trail, which have been sung for centuries by the Chemehuevi. The entire cycle consists of 142 songs and takes nearly a day to sing. The songs describe both a physical and spiritual landscape. Together these songs comprise a ceremonial trail that continuously connects the sacred places of the Chemehuevi.