brief list of material relating to the music of the American Indians of the Northwest Coast

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  • Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Songs and music -- Bibliography.,
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore -- Bibliography.

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StatementLibrary of Congress, Archive of Folk Song.
GenreBibliography., Folklore
ContributionsArchive of Folk Song (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17829368M

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Brief list of material relating to the music of the American Indians of the Northwest Coast. Washington, D.C.: The Archive, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Archive of Folk Song (U.S.) OCLC Number: Notes: Caption title.

The liner notes provide an exhaustive yet accessible analysis of the musical techniques of the coastal tribes, and of the musicians’ lives. Other recordings by Dr. Halpern include Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest, Haida: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest, and Nootka Indian Music of the Pacific North West Coast.

The peoples of the Northwest Coast spoke a number of North American Indian languages. From north to south the following linguistic divisions occurred: Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, northern Kwakiutl, Bella Coola, southern Kwakiutl, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), Coast Salish, Quileute-Chimakum, Kwalhioqua, and Chinook.

Essay. The music of the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast is largely associated with ceremony and feast-giveaways, known as potlatches. Potlatches serve as opportunities to aid in maintaining social order by regulating the ownership of land, title, ancestral names, and music, as well as to observe life cycle changes—birth, puberty, marriage, and death.

The objective of the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest project is to broaden access to new constituencies. It allows K teachers and students and other researchers to have direct access to important source material on the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures.

The book of the Indians, or, Biography and history of the Indians of North America [microform]: from its first discovery to the year by Drake, Samuel G. (Samuel Gardner), Pages: The ultimate resource for Native American history across various regions of North America, the Smithsonian Institution’s Handbook of North American Indians series is a multi-volume hardcover reference set intended to give an encyclopedic summary of what is know about the prehistory, history, and cultures of the aboriginal peoples of North America north of the urban.

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest, first published inis now issued in Third Edition by its publisher, the University of Oklahoma Press.

An enormous undertaking, the book gives, in alphabetical order, the history, culture, demographics, and government of Pacific Northwest tribes, geographically ranging from the. The Pacific Northwest Coast at one time had the most densely populated areas of indigenous people ever recorded in Canada.

The land and waters provided rich natural resources through cedar and salmon, and highly structured cultures developed from relatively dense populations.

Within the Pacific Northwest, many different nations developed, each with their own distinct history, culture, and society. Kwakiutl, self-name Kwakwaka’wakw, North American Indians who traditionally lived in what is now British Columbia, Canada, along the shores of the waterways between Vancouver Island and the mainland.

Their name for themselves means “those who speak Kwakwala.” Although the name Kwakiutl is often applied to all the peoples of that group, it is the name of only one band of Kwakwaka’wakw.

List of Facts About the American Indians of the Northwest Coast. There was no shortage of food sources in the forest areas that blanketed the Northwest region. Deer, moose and elk are just a few of the many animals these Indians hunted on land. The sea, however, is where they got most of their plentiful food supply.

The Coast Salish is a group of ethnically and linguistically related Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, living in British Columbia, Canada and the U.S.

states of Washington and speak one of the Coast Salish languages. Nuxalk (Bella Coola) nation are usually included in the group, although their language is more closely related to Interior Salish languages.

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Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Introduction. Traditional culture patterns. Linguistic and territorial organization. Stratification and social structure.

Subsistence, settlement patterns, and housing. Technology and the visual arts. Kinship and family life. Religion and the performing arts. Cultural continuity and change.

Northwest Coast Indian - Northwest Coast Indian - Cultural continuity and change: The impact of European and Euro-American colonialism on the peoples of the Northwest Coast varied at different periods and in different regions.

The Tlingit were the first group to encounter such outsiders, when Russian traders made landfall in Tlingit territory in ; these colonizers did not establish a. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection.

Browse Images. Browse Documents This site provides an extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and.

Totem Poles: Heraldic Columns of the Northwest - Of all native art forms from the Northwest Coast, the most distinctive is the totem pole, misnamed but appreciated and duplicated with considerably liberty worldwide.

In her essay about them, Dr. Robin K. Wright, curator of Native American art at the University of Washington's Burke Museum, looks. The 50th anniversary edition of this classic work on the art of Northwest Coast Indians now offers color illustrations for a new generation of readers along with reflections from contemporary Northwest Coast artists about the impact of this book.

The masterworks of Northwest Coast Native artists are admired today as among the great achievements /5(15). Details from housing to dress to food are provided in an engaging question-and-answer format in If You Lived With the Indians of the Northwest Coast.

Before Reading Activities Ask students to think about what it might have been like to be a Native American living along the Northwest coast. Regardless of what you are looking for when it comes to Northwest Coast Art - how to understand it, style variations amongst different northwest tribes, how to draw this type of art, etc.

-- this book will not provide it for you. The only reason I can think of for buying this book is because you want a copy of every book ever written on the topic/5(13). The materials were collected during the summer months and then dried.

One of the most common things they wove was the chilkat blanket. Weaving inside a longhouse. Chilkat blanket: Clothing: Haida leather cape: The people of the Northwest Coast wore very little clothing, except when it was cold.

The Colors of Pacific Northwest Native Indian Art The main traditional colors of Pacific Northwest Native Indian art are black and red.

Black is the primary color used in the formline which is the outline for the body of the subject. The formline is discussed further in the chapter about the shapes of Pacific Northwest Native Indian Size: KB.

SS3H1 Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America. Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast.

Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and Size: 1MB. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest from the University of Washington Libraries. Integrates over 2, photographs and 7, pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau.

American Indian Music: More than Just Flutes and Drums Page 4. encircled by groups of drummers playing in unison, much like contemporary powwow drum groups. Percussion. Other percussion instruments include rattles, shakers, or bells. Gourds or other hollowed-out plant material were used to make rattles.

Shakers might involve shells, bones, or File Size: 1MB. November is Native American Heritage Month, so this month, I will be dedicating the whole month of posts to Native American artworks. I’m going to start the series with some of my favorite art objects from the native cultures from the Northwest Coast of North America.

An award-winning site on Pacific Northwest Native Americans from the University of Washington Libraries, featuring essays for K, historic images, treaties, maps, and Indian Agent reports.

Indigenous music of North America, which includes American Indian music or Native American music, is the music that is used, created or performed by Indigenous peoples of North America, including Native Americans in the United States and Aboriginal peoples in Canada, Indigenous peoples of Mexico, and other North American countries—especially traditional tribal music, such as Pueblo music and Cultural origins: Indigenous peoples of North.

Maps. Below are maps which show traditional territories or reservation boundaries. Handbook of North American Indians. V Northwest Coast Edited by Wayne. The Northwest Coast tribes were among the first American Indians to master metalcraft.

While some copper came from local sources, most came from whaling ships, both as cargo brought in for trade and as scrap peeled from the hulls of wrecked ships. The Native American Tribes of c Northwest inhabited territory that stretched along the Pacific ocean as far North as Alaska and as far south as territory provided the tribes with a great deal of natural resources.

The ocean, rivers and streams provided a great deal of food. Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History (Volume ) (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) [Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, Alvin Josephy Jr.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History (Volume ) (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)Cited by: 7. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest A American Memory Collection Library of Congress/Ameritech Award Winner site. This site illustrates many aspects of life and work for the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest in over 2, photographs and 7, pages of text.

Photographing the American Indian. The Indian Shaker Church is a Christian denomination founded in by Squaxin shaman John Slocum and his wife Mary Slocum in Washington Indian Shaker Church is a unique blend of American Indian, Catholic, and Protestant beliefs and practices.

The Indian Shakers are unrelated to the Shakers of New England (United Society of Believers) and are not to be confused with the Native. The Northwest Coast Indians built canoes from cedar trees.

The tribe split trees in two, which was perfect for making a canoe. The canoes were 50 feet long and could hold up to 20 warriors pounds of fish.

The Northwest Coast Indians did not live in teepees like other tribes, but built longhouses out of wide cedar planks. Book Description: This collection of more than one hundred tribal tales, culled from the oral tradition of the Indians of Washington and Oregon, presents the Indians' own stories, told for generations around their fires, of the mountains, lakes, and rivers, and of the creation of the world and the heavens above.

Each group of stories is. Filed under: Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Folklore. The Thunder Bird "Tootooch" Legends: Folk Tales of the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians (Seattle: Ace Printing Co., ), by William L.

Webber (illustrated HTML at ). From the giant cedar of the rainforest came a wealth of raw materials vital to the way of life, art and culture of the early First Nations people of the Northwest Coast.

All Cited by:   The Indians who lived along the northern Pacific coast were different from any other Native Americans. Thery were fishermen, wood carvers, and builders of totem poles; they were a hierarchical society with noblemen, commoners, and slaves in which material wealth was greatly admired and sought : Anne Kamma.

Ma Andrew Jackson, along with U.S. forces and Native American allies attack Creek Indians who opposed American expansion and. There is no single mythology of the Indigenous North American peoples, but numerous different canons of traditional narratives associated with religion, ethics and beliefs.

Such stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, fire, sky and the heavenly bodies.

Common elements are the principle of an all-embracing, universal.1 Native Americans settled in the Northwest Coast area. That area ranged from south Alaska to northern California all along the Pacific Coast. The area is thickly wooded, has a temperate climate, and is known for its heavy rainfall.The Nootka people, now referred to as Nuu-chah-nulth, live along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, on and around Vancouver Island.

Their music shows a clear history of polyphonic tradition, which the liner notes claim to be the earliest instance in the region.

Song leaders begin some vocal.

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