American Indians and Their Music

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2003 - Music - 152 pages
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Music is closely intertwined with the life of every race. We understand the people better if we know their music, and we appreciate the music better if we understand the people themselves. A portion of this book is devoted to the history and customs of the Indians, and a portion to their music in its various phases. Partial Contents: tribes and social organization; languages; arts and crafts; ceremonies; dances; games; mounds; Indian and the White man; famous Indians; why do Indians sing? words of Indians songs; children's songs; love songs; musical and wind instruments; rattles; adaptations of Indian music. Illustrated.

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Frances Densmore (1867-1957) was a Minnesota-born ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution who specialized in the study of American Indian culture.

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