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The Resource Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow, Tara Browner

Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow, Tara Browner

Label
Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow
Title
Heartbeat of the people
Title remainder
music and dance of the northern pow-wow
Statement of responsibility
Tara Browner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the people is an insider's journey through the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and into the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner comes to the pow-wow as a participant--she is a dancer of Oklahoma Choctaw heritage--as well as a scholar. Focusing on the Northern pow-wow, which derives from the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes region, Browner presents an in-depth discussion of the pow-wow's roots and traditions, protocols, and order of events. She also describes footwork, styles of singing, and the diversity of participants' regalia. Browner centers her discussion of the Northern-style pow-wow around the Lakota Sacred Hoop and the Anishnaabeg Sacred Fire. Browner traces the history of specific events such as the Grass and Jingle Dress dances and distinguishes among various dance types, including Traditional, Fancy, and "special" exhibition dances as well as ceremonial honor dances, giveaways, and memorials. She also discusses women's changing roles within pow-wow performance and thoughtfully examines how continually changing musical repertories, dance styles and regalia, and customs foster a vibrant state of transformation that coexists, often uneasily, with more traditional Native mores. She closes her study with a series of interviews with members of two families of pow-wow dancers, one Lakota and one Anishnaabeg
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1960-
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Browner, Tara
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powwows
  • Indian dance
  • Indians of North America
Label
Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow, Tara Browner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-157) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47142193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 163 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252027147
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001003564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow, Tara Browner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47142193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 163 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252027147
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001003564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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