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Teton Sioux music

Author: Frances Densmore
Publisher: Washington : G.P.O., 1918.
Series: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 61.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 64th Congress, no. 853.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957.
Teton Sioux music.
Washington : G.P.O., 1918
(OCoLC)561890384
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Densmore
OCLC Number: 988662
Notes: Issued also as House doc. 853, 64th Cong., 1st sess.
Description: xxviii, 561 pages, 82 leaves of plates : illustrations (including music) ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of songs --
Names of singers --
Phonetic key --
Introduction. The Teton Sioux ; Method of work and of analysis ; Tabulated analysis of 240 Sioux songs ; Comparison between old and comparatively modern Sioux songs ; Tabulated analysis of 600 Indian songs (Chippewa and Sioux) --
Analysis of Sioux and Chippewa songs. Graphic representations or "plots" ; Comparison between analysis of Chippewa and Sioux songs ; Test of pitch discrimination among Chippewa and Sioux ; Music as a cultivated art among Chippewa and Sioux --
Ceremonies. The White Buffalo Calf pipe (Ptehin ́ćala Ćanon ́pa) ; The Alo ́wanjpi ceremony ; The ceremony of Spirit-keeping (Waki ́ćaǵapi) ; The Sun dance, The Sun dance of the Teton Sioux, Description of a Teton Sioux Sun dance --
Old songs. Ceremonial songs --
Dreams and their obligations. Heyo ́ka Ka ́ga (Fool impersonation) ; Dreams concerning animals, Dreams concerning the buffalo, Dreams concerning the elk, Dreams concerning the wolf, Dream of the crow and owl, Songs concerning the bear, Plots of songs (dreams about animals) ; The sacred stones (tunkan ́) Plots of songs (the sacred stones) ; Treatment of the sick, Narrative of a vigil and prayer for the sick, Plots of songs used in treatment of the sick --
Societies (oko ́lakićiye) Dream society, Buffalo society, Elk society, Horse society ; Military societies, Fox society, Kanǵi ́yuha (Crow-owners), Ćante ́tinźa (Strong Heart), Badger society, Miwa ́tani, White Horse Riders (Śunk ́ska-akan ́yanka), War songs (Ozu ́ye olo ́wan) ; Personal narrative by Red Fox ; Personal narrative by Eagle Shield ; Songs accompanied by native drawings ; Old Buffalo's war narrative ; Plots about songs of war ; Analysis of war songs --
Comparatively modern songs. War songs --
The buffalo hunt (Wana ́sapi) --
Council and chief songs. Council songs ; Chief songs, Plots of chief songs --
Songs connected with dance and games. Dances, The grass dance, Shuffling-feet dance, Night dance, Begging dance, Plots of grass-dance songs ; Games, The moccasin game (Han ́pa ape ́ećunpi), The game of hiding a stick --
Miscellaneous songs. Children's songs ; Songs connected with legends, Legend of the maiden's leap, Legend of Ghost Hill ; Songs in honor of an individual ; Love songs (wiö ́weśte olo ́wan) ; Sioux songs recorded at Sisseton, S. Dak, Plots of songs of sadness --
Rhythmic units.
Series Title: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 61.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 64th Congress, no. 853.
Responsibility: by Frances Densmore.

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