Folk Music of the United States: Songs of the Nootka and Quileute, 1952
Recorded on cylinders in the Northwest coast in 1923 and 1926 and edited by Frances Densmore. Program notes and translations of the songs (20 p. ; 27 cm.) in accompanying booklet. Contents: Potlatch songs: Song in the canoes ; Young doctor's canoe song ; Song of the host at a potlatch ; Song before distribution of gifts -- Songs with contest of physical strength at a potlatch: Song challenging to contest of physical strength -- Klokali songs: Modern klokali song ; Wand dance song ; Song with impersonation of the wild white geese ; Song with impersonation of the deer ; Song with impersonation of a little fish -- Songs of social dances: Song of pintlachatl dance ; Song congratulating a rival musician -- Songs of social gatherings: Song of parting -- Song of a social custom: I cannot forget you -- Game songs: Game song -- Dream songs: Song taught by the frog ; Young doctor's dream song ; Song of the four little shell animals ; A whale is singing -- Songs used in the treatment of the sick: A path on the mountain peaks -- Songs connected with stories: Song addressed to a shark ; Song of a little boy in search of his grandparents -- Songs for children: Beaver's song to bring rain ; My canoe is full of kelp fish ; My little son -- Miscellaneous songs: Breakers, roll more easily ; I will not have him.
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Language of Materials
From the Collection: Texts primarily in English. Navajo, Spanish and German also noted; most likely there are additional languages. Sound recordings are in multiple indigenous languages.
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From the Series: This series contains phonograph records.
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Phonograph record (33 1/3)