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Title Music of the first nations : tradition and innovation in native North America / edited by Tara Browner
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2009]


Description 1 online resource
Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Contents 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
Summary 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
Analysis Folk, Ethnic & World music
Indigenous peoples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Music -- History and criticism
Indian dance -- North America.
MUSIC -- Ethnic.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Folk & Traditional.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
Indian dance
Indians of North America -- Music
North America
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Browner, Tara, 1960-
LC no. 2019717362
ISBN 9780252090653