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.


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

  2. Music is certainly a universal language!

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

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

  5. The beginning is interesting.

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

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

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

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