Congressional Edition Volume 5823

Congressional Edition Volume 5823

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... Weasel fj Jf Tf Nan'domiyan' Thou art calling me /A K Song Picture No. 60. In his hand the man holds a weasel, representing his MIde' bag. There is a large number of songs which may be used during the initiation of a member of the Mide'wlnln. Each of the old men accustomed to lead the ceremony has his favorite songs and brings with him the birch-bark rolls on which the songs are written. Before each ceremony these rolls are examined and the songs discussed by the initiators but the selection is usually left to the leader. The three following songs are not parts of series but are detached songs belonging to the portion of the ceremony in which the candidate is "shot" by the initiators. No. 61. Initiation Song (Catalogue no. 69) Sung by A'gwrrfi'wiGi'clG ("skipping A Day") Voice J--96 Kecorded without drum Gi-a-win nin-da-sa ya ha nin da gi-a-win nin-da This song is sung while the initiators march around the Mlde' lodge, the man to be initiated being seated beside the medicine pole. Analysis.--A particularly pleasing melody is shown in this song. The principal tones are those of the major triad, the second and fourth being used as passing tones. With the exception of the last measure of each phrase the rhythm is a triple rhythm throughout the song. The following narrative concerning the Mlde' shells was given to the writer by Mr. Charles Moulton, a member of the Otter Tail band of Chippewa. Mr. Moulton stated that several years ago in the fall he shot two ducks. In one of them his wife found two small white shells of the variety used in the Mlde', commonly known as Mlde' shells. His wife is a granddaughter of De'dadj, the leading Mlde'wlnl'nl of the Otter Tail band, and from her childhood has heard the traditions of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665448X
  • 9781236654489