Audio Recordings Funeral Song
About this Item
- Funeral Song
- Contributor Names
- La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932 (Recordist)
- Merrick, Joseph (Gioⁿ'zethiⁿge) (None to teach him) (Performer)
- Miller, George (Iⁿke'toⁿga) (Big Shoulder) (Performer)
- Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923 (Collector)
- La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932 (Collector)
- Created / Published
- Field recordings
- - This song was collected by Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis Flesche. It is included on "Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection" (AFC L71).
- - From the liner notes of the "Omaha Indian Music" album: The Omaha had only one funeral song, addressed directly to the spirit of the dead and intended to cheer the spirit on its journey (1893, p. 42, 122; 1911, pp. 592-594).
- - Probable years of birth of George Miller and Joseph Merrick are 1852 and 1845, respectively.
- wax cylinder recording
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1948/123: AFS 20,310: 8f
- Source Collection
- Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche collection of Omaha cylinder recordings (AFC 1948/123)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
ContributorsFletcher, Alice C. (alice Cunningham)
La Flesche, Francis
Merrick, Joseph (gion'zethinge) (none to Teach Him)
Miller, George (inke'tonga) (big Shoulder)
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Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche collection of Omaha cylinder recordings (AFC 1948/123)
Omaha Indian interviews collection, 1983 (AFC 1983/026)
1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection (AFC 1985/015)
Omaha Powwow Project collection (AFC 1986/038)
Omaha Indian interviews collection, 1999 (AFC 1999/014)
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Chicago citation style:
La Flesche, Francis, George Miller, Alice C Fletcher, and Francis La Flesche. Funeral Song. /09, 1895. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000457/. (Accessed August 27, 2016.)
APA citation style:
La Flesche, F., Miller, G., Fletcher, A. C. & La Flesche, F. (1895) Funeral Song. /09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000457/.
MLA citation style:
La Flesche, Francis, et al. Funeral Song. /09, 1895. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000457/>.