First Nation portrays the expansive American landscape in a time before European settlement. The highlights included a through-composed structure set in a distinctive minor mood. It features a contemporary flavor and is accessible for improvisation by as many players as desired. Scored for three horns and rhythm, it includes mix-and-match horn parts for all saxophones, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and French horn. Rhythm section parts are notated as needed. Based on Rick Hirsch's big band chart, The Old Chief's Lookout.