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ISBN10: 0252022211 ISBN13: 9780252022210 DDC: 781.62/97 LCC: ML3557 Edition: (cloth : alk. paper)


From the Publisher: This unique anthology presents a wide variety of approaches to an ethnomusicology of Inuit and Native North American musical expression. Contributors include Native and non-Native scholars who provide erudite and illuminating perspectives on aboriginal culture, incorporating both traditional practices and contemporary musical influences. Gathering scholarship on a realm of intense interest but little previous publication, this collection promises to revitalize the study of Native music in North America, an area of ethnomusicology that stands to benefit greatly from these scholars' cooperative, community-oriented methods.


Includes bibliographical references and index. Iglulik Inuit drum-dance songs /Paula Conlon --Musical expressions of the Dene : dogrib love and land songs /Lucy Lafferty and Elaine Keillor --The story of dirty face : power and song in western Washington Coast Salish myth narratives /Laurel Sercombe --Drum, songs, vibrations : conversations with a Passamaquoddy traditional singer /Franziska von Rosen (introduction by Tara Browner) --Identity, retention, and survival : contexts for the performance of native Choctaw music /David E. Draper --"This is our dance" : the fire dance of the Fort Sill Chiricahua Warm Springs Apache /T. Christopher Aplin --The creative power and style of ghost dance songs /Judith Vander --An acoustic geography of intertribal pow-wow songs /Tara Browner --Singing Indian country /David W. Samuels.


  • LCC: ML3557
  • Dewey Decimal: 781.62/97

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 166 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)


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