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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ojibwe of Anishinaabe are a native American people who were taught by 19th-century missionaries to sing evangelical hymns translated into the native language both as a means of worship and as a tool for eradicating the ""indianness"" of the native people. Rather than Americanizing the people, however, these songs have become emblematic of Anishinaabe identity. In this book, Michael McNally uses the Ojiwbe's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McNally, Michael David.
Ojibwe singers.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Unviversity Press, 2000
(DLC) 99039993
(OCoLC)42072081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael David McNally
ISBN: 1423760565 9781423760566 9786610473236 6610473234
OCLC Number: 65182628
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages).
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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