Sequoia Crosswhite


Sequoia Crosswhite was born and raised in South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Sequoia has been presenting Lakota Culture’s Dance and Music since his teenage years. His presentations have led him to bring many performances across the states for many Educational Institutions and Museums such as New York University to presenting over in Switzerland at the NONAM Museum. In recent years Sequoia has played for a numerous of Yoga classes and events around the hills incorporating flute, guitar, vocals and hung drum. In between those performances Sequoia has played a variety of music festivals including the New Orleans Jazz festival and the Lafayette International Music Festival. On top of that he has played with many different cover tune bands and underground Hip Hop shows that led him to open up for such acts as The Southern Rock Allstars, Jimmy Van Zant, Vince Converse, Russell Jackson, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Three Six Mafia, Naughty by Nature, Afro-Man and most recent Rahzel and Jackopierce. He has had his compositions used by the Chamber Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and CAIRNs the center of American Indian Research and Native Studies. His first flute album Wagnuka Olowan was used as the soundtrack for the movie Lakota Girls. He has also composed and co- wrote two songs with the fourth-grade class of Rockyford School on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation. Sequoia is an independent artist with a diverse sound and style. All of his recordings are done from home so he can be close to his children. Sequoia plays a variety of instruments in the studio and performs live mainly with his Lakota Flutes and Guitar. Not only is he a musician but he is also a Teacher of Lakota Language and Culture and incorporates both his teaching skills and musical skills in all his varieties of performances.  Sequoia has a love for all genres of music and guaranteed to play a style you will enjoy!