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    Frances Densmore unidentified cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings on sound cylinders recorded by Frances Densmore with insufficient information on the housings to determine which collections these individual cylinders belong to.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 190?
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    Frances Densmore collection of Quechan (Yuma) cylinder recordings
    Quechan (Yuma) music and spoken word: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Quechan songs and spoken word recorded by Frances Densmore on the Yuma reservation in California in February and March 1922. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1922
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    Frances Densmore collection of Yaqui cylinder recordings
    Yaqui music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Yaqui songs (primarily Deer Dance songs) recorded by Frances Densmore at Guadalupe village near Phoenix, Arizona, on April 17, 1922. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1922
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    Frances Densmore collection of Seminole and Calusa cylinder recordings
    Seminole Indian Music (including Calusa Indian Music): the Frances Densmore Collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Seminole music (including five cylinders of Calusa songs that were part of the repertoire of Billie Stewart, a song leader for the Cow Creek Seminoles), recorded by Frances Densmore at Musa Isle Trading Post (Cypress Swamp), Brighton, and Dania [Hollywood], Florida, between 1931 and 1933, under the sponsorship of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the National Research Council....
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Bowlegs, Billy - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1931
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    Frances Densmore collection of Teton and Santee Sioux cylinder recordings
    Teton-Sioux Indian music Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Teton and Santee songs and spoken word collected by Frances Densmore in 1911 and 1914 at Fort Yates, North Dakota, and other portions of the Standing Rock as well as the Sisseton Reservations in South Dakota.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1911
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    Frances Densmore collection of Santo Domingo Pueblo cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of Santo Domingo Pueblo songs recorded by Frances Densmore in Los Angeles, California, in August 1936. According to a note on the first cylinder in the series, these are "original records from which transcriptions were made. They are presented to the Bureau with permission of Dr. F.W. Hodge, Dir. of the Museum, and of the donor of the grant under...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1936
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    Frances Densmore collection of Clayoquot cylinder recordings
    Clayoquot Indian music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Clayoquot (Tla-o-qui-aht), songs recorded by Frances Densmore at Neah Bay on the Makah Reservation in July 1923 and August 1926. Three additional cylinders, each containing one Clayoquot and one Makah song, are listed in both the Clayoquot and Makah collection descriptions in the Federal Cylinder Project. The cylinders were transferred to the Library of Congress from the National Archives...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1923
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    Frances Densmore collection of Chippewa cylinder recordings
    Chippewa Indian music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Chippewa songs and speech recorded by Frances Densmore on one visit to Washington, D.C. and during ten field trips to Red Lake, White Earth, Nett Lake, and Leech Lake in Minnesota, and to Lac du Flambeau in Wisconsin, between July 1907 and November 1910. Included in the collection are the Sioux songs used by Chippewa singers in presenting a...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1907
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    Frances Densmore collection of Zuni cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs of Zuni Pueblo sung by Falling Star (Mo'yatcun'ne) in 1940. The cylinders were recorded by Frances Densmore in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, where members of several Pueblos were performing at the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. Densmore writes: "Falling Star (Mo'yatcun'ne) was born at Zuni where his father was a singer and dancer....He had never taken part in a public...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1940
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    Frances Densmore collection of Mohave cylinder recordings
    Mohave music: the Frances Densmore collection. Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Mohave songs recorded by Frances Densmore on the Yuma reservation in California during February 1922. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1922
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    Frances Densmore collection of Cocopa cylinder recordings
    Cocopa music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Cocopa songs recorded by Frances Densmore in March 1922 at the Cocopa reservation near Somerton, Arizona. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1922
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    Frances Densmore collection of Makah cylinder recordings
    Makah Indian music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Makah songs, three of which are also listed in the Clayoquot collection since they each contain one Clayoquot and one Makah song. These recordings were made by Frances Densmore in Neah Bay, Washington, in July 1923 and in July-August 1926. These Bureau of American Ethnology cylinders were transferred to the Library of Congress principally from the National Archives in...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1923
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    Frances Densmore collection of Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) cylinder recordings
    Winnebago Indian music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of dictaphone cylinders and four-inch cylinders of Winnebago songs, recorded on Frances Densmore's field trips to Wisconsin and at her home in Red Wing, Minnesota, between October 1927 and June 1932. Her unpublished manuscript of transcriptons and analysis of these recordings is in the National Anthropological Archives. Includes ceremonial songs, dance songs, game songs, dream songs, love songs, war songs,...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1927
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    Frances Densmore collection of Isleta Pueblo cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs of Isleta Pueblo sung by Anthony Lucero (Pawi'tla). The cylinders were recorded in 1930 by Frances Densmore in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, where members of several Pueblos were performing at the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. The cylinders were transferred to the Library of Congress from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1930
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    Frances Densmore collection of cylinder recordings from Chilliwack, British Columbia Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs and spoken word from multiple communities: Carrier [1], Mainland Comox [20], Halkomelem [21], Nitinat [33], Squamish [10], Thompson [18], Tsimshian [9], and Yakima [1]. The recordings were made by Frances Densmore among the people gathered at the hop-picking camp near Chilliwack, British Columbia, in September 1926. The songs are transcribed and analyzed in Densmore's monograph, Music of the...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1926
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    Matthew Stirling and Frances Densmore collection of Acoma Pueblo cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs from Acoma Pueblo. M. W. Stirling, director of the Bureau of American Ethnology, had his assistant, Anthony Wilding, make recordings during the course of Stirling's ethnological studies with a group of Acoma Indians in Washington D.C. All the songs were sung by Philip Sanchez and interpreted by Wilbert Hunt. Stirling then made these recordings available for study by...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Stirling, Matthew Williams - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1928
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    Frances Densmore collection of Menominee cylinder recordings
    Menominee Indian music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings collected by Frances Densmore on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin during 1925 and 1928.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1925
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    Frances Densmore Cheyenne cylinder recording Catalog Record Only Field recording of a Cheyenne Bow Society dancing song sung by Bob-tailed Wolf and recorded by Frances Densmore in the summer of 1935 at the U.S. Indian Agency near El Reno, Oklahoma. Apparently one of the cylinders of Cheyenne and Arapaho songs recorded during a field trip sponsored by the Southwest Museum, this is the only one of the series in the Library of...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1935
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    Frances Densmore collection of Choctaw cylinder recordings
    Choctaw Indian music, the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Choctaw music recorded by Frances Densmore in Pearl River, Bogue Chitto, and Philadelphia, Mississippi, in January 1933, under a grant from the National Research Council. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1933
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    Frances Densmore collection of Cochiti Pueblo cylinder recordings Catalog Record Only Collection of field recordings of songs from Cochiti Pueblo, sung by Evergreen Tree and recorded by Frances Densmore in 1930 at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin where members of several Pueblos were performing at the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. The cylinders were transferred to the Library of Congress from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1930
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    Frances Densmore collection of Pawnee cylinder recordings
    Pawnee Indian music, the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Pawnee songs and spoken word, recorded by Frances Densmore in 1919-1920 among members of the Skidi and Chaui Bands near Pawnee, Oklahoma. The principal singers she recorded were Mr. and Mrs. Wicita Blain, John Luwak, Horse Chief, and Dog Chief. In 1929, she published transcriptions and analyses in "Pawnee Music," Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 93.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1919
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    Frances Densmore collection of Cuna cylinder recordings
    Cuna music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of dictaphone cylinders of Cuna songs and panpipe music recorded by Frances Densmore in Washington D.C. in November-December 1924. A group of Cuna (Tule) Indians from the Colon Province of Panama were brought to the United States by R. O. Marsh. The visit of the delegation to Washington formed the occasion for extensive ethnological and linguistic studies, during the course of which they...
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1924
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    Frances Densmore collection of Iroquois cylinder recordings
    Iroquios music: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Two dictaphone cylinders recorded by Frances Densmore in 1932 in Washington, D.C. John Napolean Brinton Hewitt, himself a Bureau of American Ethnology linguist of Tuscarora descent, sang four songs of the Condoling and Installation Council of the League of the Iroquois. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Hewitt, J. N. (John Napoleon Brinton) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1932
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    Frances Densmore collection of Northern Ute cylinder recordings
    Northern Ute Indian music and spoken word: the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of songs and speeches recorded by Frances Densmore among the White River, Uinta, and Uncompahgre bands of Ute in 1914 and 1916. The cylinders, recorded at Whiterocks and Fort Duchesne, Utah, were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.
    • Contributor: Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1914
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    Frances Densmore collection of Quileute cylinder recordings
    Quileute Indian music : the Frances Densmore collection Catalog Record Only
    Collection of field recordings of Quileute songs sung by Mrs. Gilbert Holden, some with drum accompaniment recorded at the Makah Reservation, Neah Bay, Washington, in August 1926 by Frances Densmore.
    • Contributor: Holden, Gilbert - Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) - Densmore, Frances - Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
    • Date: 1926