Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Beginning: To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemewa Indian School by Melissa D. Parkhurst



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Music has always been of vital importance to Indian people. For some Native groups, their very creation is predicated on it.
-- To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemewa Indian School by Melissa D. Parkhurst, published by Oregon State University Press, as part of its collaborative First Peoples series.

Parkhurst relies on archival records and oral histories of Chemewa alumni to present a detail-rich and thoughtful examination of the way music shaped the lives of children sent to Indian school.

9 comments :

Anne Bennett said...

Wow. This sounds like it could be good, if not written in a boring way.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound good!

guiltless reader said...

Music is certainly a universal language!

Lindsay said...

This sounds really good. Happy reading and thank you for the chance to share my book beginning.

William Stanger said...

I love books about music. This one looks like one worth reading.

Tea norman said...

The beginning is interesting.

Katherine P said...

The beginning definitely sounds interesting. I'm curious about the importance of music in the culture but never realized how deep it truly ran.

Cassie said...

It's a good hook. And not something that is typically associated with Native Americans.

Fiza Halliwell said...

I recently discovered this meme but I'm liking it. Never truly realized the impact a first sentence can have ;)

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