Audio Recording Death Song Composed by Ka-hi-gi-un Nagthewaaⁿ Song / Captive Song
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- Death Song Composed by Ka-hi-gi-un
- Other Title
- Nagthewaaⁿ Song
- Captive Song
- Contributor Names
- Morris, Gilbert (Kaxe'giuⁿ) (Flying Crow) (Performer)
- Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923 (Collector)
- La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932 (Collector)
- Field recordings
- - This song was collected by Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La 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: "When a group of warriors moved out to defend the camp they did not go silently to the field of battle. Each man sang as he went. . . . Captive songs always expressed the warrior's feeling when contemplating the dangers of war and the facing of death (1911, p. 427)." Captive songs, also referred to as death songs, were usually composed and sung by warriors about to face death as captives of their enemies, or when facing a particularly dangerous battle or enterprise (1893, pp. 45-46, 126-129; 1911, pp. 427-431).
- - Gilbert Morris's probable year of birth is 1865.
- wax cylinder recording
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1948/123: AFS 20,313: 4b
- Source Collection
- Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche collection of Omaha cylinder recordings (AFC 1948/123)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Morris, Gilbert, Alice C Fletcher, and Francis La Flesche. Death Song Composed by Ka-hi-gi-un. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000484/. (Accessed July 20, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Morris, G., Fletcher, A. C. & La Flesche, F. Death Song Composed by Ka-hi-gi-un. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000484/.
MLA citation style:
Morris, Gilbert, Alice C Fletcher, and Francis La Flesche. Death Song Composed by Ka-hi-gi-un. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/omhbib000484/>.