Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemewa Indian School by Melissa D. Parkhurst



When new students arrived at Chemewa, each one's knowledge of traditional song and dance practices varied greatly. Even among students of a single tribe or nation, familiarity with forms of cultural expression differed markedly with a student's particular community of origin.
-- 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.


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2 comments :

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm fascinated! This sounds like a book I'd read and remember for a long time.
My Teaser is from SINFUL FOLK. There's a giveaway too.

fredamans said...

Sounds full of culture! I like that.

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