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Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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    Konomihu lullaby

    Sung by Ellen Brazill Grant. Mrs. Grant, who was born about 1850, was one of the last native speakers of Konomihu. Recorded by Helen Heffron Roberts in Soames Bar, California, in 1926. Helen Heffron Roberts Collection. sound recording | 1 dictaphone cylinder. | Helen Heffron Roberts Collection. (Source). 1926. (Date). Somes Bar, California. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Grant, Ellen Brazill - Roberts, Helen H. (helen Heffron)
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    American Indian and Native Alaskan Song

    Over the course of time, some song genres have declined as the occasions for their use have passed, while new ones have arisen and others have been adapted in response to changing contexts. The tradition of war dance songs, for example, once used to commemorate intertribal conflict, now honors the experiences of Indian members and veterans of the armed forces.

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1950 Songs of America Elinor Remick Warren writes "God Be In My Heart." Aaron Copland's first set of Old American Songs includes settings of "The Boatmen's Dance," "The Dodger," "Long Time Ago," "Simple Gifts," and "I Bought Me A Cat." Seeger Family Concert. Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters, recorded at the Library of Congress, March 16, 2007 [webcast]. Culture Gian ...