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A cry from the earth : music of the North American Indians

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Four Winds Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of Indian music and dance which includes a discussion of their instruments, the structure of their music, and the uses of music in Indian life.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Bierhorst, John.
Cry from the earth.
New York : Four Winds Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)564699634
Online version:
Bierhorst, John.
Cry from the earth.
New York : Four Winds Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)608483453
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0590075330 9780590075336
OCLC Number: 4494624
Description: viii, 113 pages : illustrations, music ; 19 x 26 cm
Contents: A Different Kind of Music: How Songs are Made / Speech Rhythm and Body Rhythm / Singing in the Throat / A Cry from the Earth --
From Out of the Fire: Eskimo Music / Music of the Northwest Coast / The Yuman Style / Navajo Music / Songs of the Great Basin / The Plains Style / Pueblo Music / Music of the Eastern Woodlands --
Propping Up the Songs: Drums / The Art of Drumming / Rattles / Flutes and Whistles / Horns / Stringed Instruments / The Human Voice as an Instrument --
Songs for the Very Young: Beetles Go Riding / Simple Lullabies / Cradle Songs / Laughing Songs --
Storytelling: The Giant and the Elf --
Prayers and Magic: For Personal Success / For Good Hunting / For Healing / To Control the Weather / To Win the Game --
Dances: Animal Dances / Dances of Appreciation / Masked Dances / Pleasure Dances --
War Songs: Starting on the Warpath / Farewell to the Warriors / Remembering Brave Deeds --
Flute Lure: Love Signals / Love Magic / Women's Love Songs --
Songs for the Dead: In the East / In the Far West --
Singing for a New Life: The Ghost Dance / The Peyote Religion.
Responsibility: by John Bierhorst.

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An overview of Indian music and dance which includes a discussion of their instruments, the structure of their music, and the uses of music in Indian life.

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