Noble Red Man - Lakota Wisdomkeeper, Mathew King
Mathew King (1902-1989), also known as "Noble Red Man," was a highly-respected Elder of the Lakota Nation.
Harvey Arden, while working with National Geographic, went to Kyle, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in February 1983 and met with Mathew, who let Harvey into the depths of his rich history, thoughts, and visions of the world. After many years of friendship, Harvey decided to organize and edit a book of Mathew's writings and interviews out, calling it "Noble Red Man".
King shares the story of the struggles of the Lakota people, his spirituality, and our personal Instructions and Responsibilities we must follow in life. After Mathew passed on to the spirit world, Harvey spent a great deal of time taking interviews, personal correspondence, and recordings Mathew's family gave him access to, and formed the book into what feels like an intimate conversation with King, himself.
When Harvey was asked by David Lee if he was interested in recording readings from the book, he agreed—not only giving a powerful spoken-word performance of Mathew’s transformative words, but adding his own moving first-hand memories of meeting and getting to know Mathew. These one-of-a-kind recordings have now been put into a CD, with haunting accompanying music by composer Jeff Foreman. With great pride HYT now releases this truly extraordinary CD, titled "Noble Red Man - through the Voice of Harvey Arden".
This recording is now available to purchase wherever digital music is sold!