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Ojibwe singers : hymns, grief, and a native culture in motion

Author: Michael David McNally
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Unviversity Press, 2000.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this study, Michael McNally shows how the Ojibwe people of northern Minnesota and the Great Lakes region took missionary Christianity and remade it in their own religious idiom through the ritualized singing of missionary hymns."

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Genre/Form: Hymns
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David McNally
ISBN: 0195134648 9780195134643
OCLC Number: 42072081
Description: xiv, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction and overview --
PART I: HISTORY: Sacred musics: traditional Obijwe music and Protestant hymnody --
Objibwes, missionaries, and hymn singing, 1828-1867 --
Music as negotiation: uses of hymn singing, 1868-1934 --
PART II: ETHNOGRAPHY: Twentieth-century hymn singing as cultural criticism --
Music as memory: contemporary hymn singing and the politics of death in Native America --
Conclusion: Does hymn singing work! Notes on the logic of ritual practice.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Michael D. McNally.
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Missionaries taught the Ojibwe to sing hymns translated into their language, both as a means of worship and to eradicate their "Indianness". This study examines how a native American people has drawn  Read more...


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