Songs and Dances of Great Lakes Indians

Mss.Rec.22

Date: 1952-1954, 1956 | Size: 2 items, 1 12" phonograph disc; 1 volume, 20 p.

Abstract

A compilation LP record of Native American musical and dance recordings made by Gertrude Prokosch Kurath at numerous locations from 1952 to 1954, published in 1956. Also includes a 20-page booklet with extensive background information, biographical info on the performers, explanations of songs, musical analysis, and sheet music.

Scope and content

The record is divided into four sections: Algonquians, Iroquois Animal and War Dances, Food Spirit Dances, and Future Prospects. The Algonquians section is divided into sections according to the location of the recording: Meskwaki of Tama, Iowa; Ojibwa of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin; Ojibwa of Baraga, Michigan; Ottawa of L'Arbre Croche, Michigan; Ottawa of Mikado, Michigan; Ojibwa of Isabella Reservation, Michigan. The remaining recordings feature Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca performers.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

1 12" phonograph disc; 1 volume, 20 p.

1 phonograph disc (45 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono ; 12 in.

1 12" phonograph disc; 1 volume, 20 p.

1 phonograph disc (45 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono ; 12 in.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

This collection is digitized, but can only be accessed on-site at the APS Library. Additionally, portions of the recordings are restricted due to cultural sensitivity or potential culturally sensitivity. Specific recordings restricted in this manner are individually noted in the listings below. Reproduction of these materials is restricted. Please contact the Curator of Native American Materials for more information.

Provenance

Donated by Gertrude Kurath.

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Related material

The original recordings for some of the material compiled on this record are available in the recording collections Songs and Dances of the Rural Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Mss.Rec.20) and Songs from Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin (Mss.Rec.75).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Hymns.
  • Sheet music
  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Anishinaabe
  • Catholic Church -- Hymns
  • Cayuga Indians -- Music
  • Cayuga dance
  • Eagle dance
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Flute -- Performance
  • Fox Indians -- Music
  • Fox dance
  • Haudenosaunee
  • Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music
  • Meskwaki
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Religion
  • Onondaga Indians -- Music
  • Onondaga dance
  • Ottawa Indians -- Music
  • Ottawa dance
  • Seneca Indians -- Music


Detailed Inventory

Audio recordings
  
Algonquians
  
01-01. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Roberts, Wilson.
Buffalo Head Dance
19521 .mp3; 00:00:47

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General physical description: 00:00:47


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Fox Indians -- Music; Fox dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5922

01-02. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Roberts, Wilson.
Buffalo Head Dance
19521 .mp3; 00:00:37

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Phonograph record) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:00:37


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Fox dance; Fox Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5896

01-03. Roberts, Wilson. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Bear-Claw or Grizzly Bear Dance
19521 .mp3; 00:00:58

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General physical description: 00:00:58


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Fox Indians -- Music; Fox dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5902

01-04. Roberts, Wilson. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Pipe of Peace or Calumet Dance
19521 .mp3; 00:01:06

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General physical description: 00:01:06


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Fox dance; Fox Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5917

01-05. Roberts, Wilson. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Soldier or Victory Round Dance
19521 .mp3; 00:01:22

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General physical description: 00:01:22


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Fox dance; Fox Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5891

01-06. Roberts, Wilson. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Love Song for Flute
19521 .mp3; 00:01:16

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General physical description: 00:01:16


Geographic Name(s): Tama (Iowa)

Subject(s): Meskwaki; Flute -- Performance; Fox Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5905

01-07. Brown, George. Martin, John. Link, Sam. Lacasse, Fred. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Fish Dance
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:00:36

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Phonograph record) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:00:36


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Ojibwa Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5918

01-08. Brown, George. Martin, John. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Link, Sam. Lacasse, Fred.
Pipe of Peace Dance
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:00:37

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Phonograph record) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:00:37


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Ojibwa Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5923

01-09. Lacasse, Fred. Brown, George. Martin, John. Link, Sam. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Pipe of Peace Dance
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:00:42

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Phonograph record) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:00:42


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Ojibwa dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5889

01-10. Martin, John. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Link, Sam. Lacasse, Fred. Brown, George.
Powwow or Horse Dance
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:01:23

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General physical description: 00:01:23


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Ojibwa Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5890

01-11. Brown, George. Martin, John. Link, Sam. Lacasse, Fred. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Fortynine Dance
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:01:00

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General physical description: 00:01:00


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Ojibwa Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5887

01-12. Lacasse, Fred. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Oh Mary
1952-08-221 .mp3; 00:00:41

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General physical description: 00:00:41


Geographic Name(s): Lac du Flambeau Reservation (Wis.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ojibwa Indians -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5895

01-13. Shalifoe, Thomas. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Deer Song
1953-061 .mp3; 00:00:34

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General physical description: 00:00:34


Geographic Name(s): Baraga (Mich.)

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Ojibwa dance

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5912

01-14. Shalifoe, Thomas. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Catholic Ojibwa Hymn
1953-061 .mp3; 00:01:31

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General physical description: 00:01:31


Geographic Name(s): Baraga (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Catholic Church -- Hymns; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ojibwa Indians -- Religion

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5911

01-15. Shagonaby, Susan. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
War Rally Song
19541 .mp3; 00:00:24

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General physical description: 00:00:24


Geographic Name(s): Harbor Springs (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Ottawa dance; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5909

01-16. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Kenosha, David.
Bear Dance
19541 .mp3; 00:00:56

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General physical description: 00:00:56


Geographic Name(s): Cross Village (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ottawa dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5920

01-17. Kenosha, David. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Eagle Dance
19541 .mp3; 00:00:38

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General physical description: 00:00:38


Geographic Name(s): Cross Village (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa dance; Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5913

01-18. Kenosha, David. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Maple Sugar Song
19541 .mp3; 00:00:53

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General physical description: 00:00:53


Geographic Name(s): Cross Village (Mich.)

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ottawa Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5900

01-19. Kenosha, David. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Hoot Owl Song
19541 .mp3; 00:00:36

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General physical description: 00:00:36


Geographic Name(s): Cross Village (Mich.)

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ottawa dance; Ottawa Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5893

01-20. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Albert, Whitney.
Hoot Owl Song
1954-07-021 .mp3; 00:01:01

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General physical description: 00:01:01


Geographic Name(s): Mikado (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5915

01-21. Albert, Whitney. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Coon Song
1954-07-021 .mp3; 00:00:48

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General physical description: 00:00:48


Geographic Name(s): Mikado (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5919

01-22. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Albert, Whitney.
Rabbit Song
1954-07-021 .mp3; 00:00:41

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General physical description: 00:00:41


Geographic Name(s): Mikado (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5898

01-23. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Albert, Whitney.
Canoe Song
1954-07-021 .mp3; 00:01:11

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General physical description: 00:01:11


Geographic Name(s): Mikado (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ottawa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5924

01-24. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Albert, Whitney.
Medicine Song
1954-07-021 .mp3; 00:00:57

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General physical description: 00:00:57


Geographic Name(s): Mikado (Mich.)

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Ottawa Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5910

01-25. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Thomas, Eli.
Grass Dance Song
1953-081 .mp3; 00:00:29

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Geographic Name(s): Isabella Reservation (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa dance; Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5914

01-26. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Thomas, Eli.
Drinking Song
1953-081 .mp3; 00:01:09

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Geographic Name(s): Isabella Reservation (Mich.)

Subject(s): Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Music; Drinking songs

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5907

Iroquois Animal and War Dances
  

Restrictions on Access: All recordings in this section are restrcited due to cultural sensitivity or potential cultural sensitivity. Reproduction and digital access is restricted. Please consult the Curator of Native American Materials for more information.

01-27. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Smoke, Percy.
Bear Dance Ritual
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:02:15

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General physical description: 00:02:15


Geographic Name(s): Nedrow (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Onondaga Indians -- Music; Onondaga dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5906

01-28. Smoke, Percy. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Eagle Dance Ritual
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:02:45

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Geographic Name(s): Nedrow (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Onondaga Indians -- Music; Onondaga dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5916

01-29. Buck, Richard. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Wasase Rain Dance or War Dance
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:02:36

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General physical description: 00:02:36


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Cayuga Indians -- Music; Cayuga dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5925

01-30. Lewis, Thomas. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Scalp Dance
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:00:55

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General physical description: 00:00:55


Geographic Name(s): Nedrow (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Onondaga dance; Onondaga Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5903

Food Spirit Dances
  

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01-31. Lewis, Thomas. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Corn Dance
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:02:06

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General physical description: 00:02:06


Geographic Name(s): Nedrow (N.Y.)

Subject(s): Onondaga Indians -- Music; Onondaga dance

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5921

01-32. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Miller, Huron.
Women's Dance (Four, old) (One, new)
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:03:27

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Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Onondaga Indians -- Music; Onondaga dance

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01-33. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Miller, Huron.
Fishing Dance and transition to Stomp Dance
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:03:38

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Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Stomp dance; Onondaga dance; Onondaga Indians -- Music

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01-34. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Miller, Huron.
Stomp Dance
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:02:19

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General physical description: 00:02:19


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Onondaga dance; Stomp dance; Onondaga Indians -- Music

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Future Prospects
  
01-35. Buck, Morris. Buck, Gordie. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch.
Two Future Prospects
Circa 19541 .mp3; 00:00:47

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General physical description: 00:00:47


Geographic Name(s): Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 (Ont.)

Subject(s): Cayuga Indians -- Music

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01-36. Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Pamptopee, Betty. Lyons, Mrs..
Seneca and Ojibwe Wesleyan Hymn
1954-091 .mp3; 00:01:10

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Geographic Name(s): Michigan

Subject(s): Hymns; Ojibwa Indians -- Music; Seneca Indians -- Music

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:5899