Music of the North American Indians : Thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Music in Music, School of Music, University of Illinois, 1917 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Music of the North American Indians: Thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Music in Music, School of Music, University of Illinois, 1917 The Indians as a people are truthful and brave, devont in peace and in war. They are conscious of a power greater than themselves which fills their whole beings. They look upon all nature with reverence. They are at all times prayerful, and this characteristic is constantly expressed in symbol and ceremony. The ceremonial smoking of tobacco symbolizes the breath of life; the scattering of holy corn pollen symbolizes fruitfulness and productiveness. Prayer is conveyed 1; the designs of their fabrics, beadwork, and pottery, in dance, ceremony and song. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
- 16 Sep 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 35 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white