US Government Documents related to Indigenous Nations
J. Walter Fewkes
Bureau of American Ethnology
68th Congress, 1st Session
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This ethnographic study, dated January 1, 1924, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnography presents information about the social and ceremonial significance of music to the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes as collected by anthropologist Frances Densmore from the Fort Berthold Reservation in 1912, 1915, and 1918. This study was conducted at the behest of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The collection includes a catalogue of songs, a description of customs, legends, folk tales, societies, and photographs of musical instruments, some tribal members, earth lodges and other structures.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, music, songs, customs, legends, folk tales, societies, instruments, earth lodges, photograph, photo, picture
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, State Historical Society of North Dakota
James Holding Eagle, Fed Huber, Frances Densmore, J. Walter Fewkes, Charles D. Walcott, O. J. Libby, Fred Huber, C.L. Hall, Mrs. Holding Eagle—Wo'pitĕ—Scattered Corn, Ben Benson—Maro'ḣpa—Buffalo Bull Head, Flat Bear—Ob'ṡita'mato—Bear on the Flat, Wounded Face—Paü', Mrs. Little Crow—Bĕ'ḣitakĕ—Otter Woman, Crow’s Heart—Ke'kana'tka, Sitting Rabbit—Ma'ḣtikikana'ka, Little Crow— Ke'kaḣa'mahe, Wolf Head— Ha'rĕtu'pa, Wolf Ghost—Ha'rĕtunu'ḣige, Holding Eagle—Ma'isuïak'ṡiṡ, Old Dog—Ma'ṡukati'aṡ, Butterfly— Apaü'gûṡ—White Clay Nose, Pan—Matsi'wiruṡ—Pine Wood, Good Bear—Naḣpi'tsitsakiṡ, Yellow Hair— A'ratsi'riṡ, Mrs. Crow Heart— A'koätas—Leading One, Harry Eaton— Iṡ'tanuwe'tsaṡ—One Eye, James Driver—Na'kiüṡ—Driver, Sitting Crow—Ke'kamaäkanu'ka, Water Chief—Mi'nakinuma'ksi, Buffalo Paunch--Ki'dapi'ḣis—Buffalo Bull Paunch, Joseph Packineau
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Densmore, Frances, Mandan and Hidatsa Music,Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1924. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/10/.
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