Mojave Tribal Leader Hubert McCord Sings

Eighty-five-year-old Hubert McCord is one of only four tribal elders who is fluent in the Mojave language. He is also one of the tribe’s last “bird singers.” For the past year and a half, he has been working with poet Natalie Diaz to record Mojave stories and songs. Here is a video of McCord singing as he took several of the tribe’s teenagers on a trip through the canyons of the Colorado River.