GAO Yi-Sheng (Uyongu Yatauyungana) was born in Chiayi in 1908. He was a major advocate for the Tsou Aboriginal movement, and was also a renowned songwriter and poet. He combined traditional Tsou culture with the Western philosophical thought he learned from his Japanese education. He wrote songs that were uniquely Taiwanese, usually about nature, including the mountains and the forests. As a student, he had a modern Western music education. Gao enjoyed playing piano. He taught in Alishan and wrote many songs to teach to his students. After the Chinese Nationalist Party took over Taiwan, he became a major advocate for the Aboriginal autonomy movement. Due to the Second White Terror of the 1950s, he was sentenced to the death penalty and executed in 1954.