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Blackfeet man tapped for Lewis and Clark symphony

Darrell Kipp, director of the Piegan Institute on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, wrote a libretto for a symphony on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Kipp was approached by Rob Kapilow, an up and coming composer, for help in including an Indian perspective in the symphony. After months of discussion, Kipp composed lyrics that tell of the arrival of the explorers and an incident that resulted in the deaths of two Blackfeet boys.

The symphony was presented to some children on the reservation this week. Kapilow wants to bring it back to Montana next year and invite tribes.

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Composer recruits Blackfeet man for symphony project (The Great Falls Tribune 7/22)