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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Native American music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Marcia Herndon, Native American Music (Norwood Editions, 1982).

· Charlotte Heth (ed.), The Music of the American Indians. Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology 3:2 (special issue), (University of California at Los Angeles Music Department, 1980).

· Natalie Curtis, The Indians Book: An Offering by the American Indians of Indian Lore, Musical and Narrative, to Form a Record of the Songs and Legends of Their Race (Portland House, 1996).

· Richard Keeling, North American Indian Music: A Guide to Published Sources and Selected Recordings (Garland, 1997).

· Bruno Nettl, Music in Primitive Culture (Harvard University Press, 1956).

· John Bierhorst (ed.), A Cry from the Earth: Music of the North American Indians (Ancient City Press, 1992). Includes Folkway Records Recordings.

Other Excellent Sources

· Olivia A. Bloechl, Native American Song at the Frontiers of Early Modern Music (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

· R.D. Theisz, Sharing the Gift of Lakota Song. (Dog Soldier Press, 2003).,WHATSNEW,NULL,NULL,0,NULL&NO=0

· Frances Densmore, Teton Sioux Music and Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 1992). Originally published as Teton Sioux Music (1918).

· William Powers, War Dance: Plains Indian Musical Performance (University of Arizona Press, 1990).

· Ben Black Bear, Sr., and R.D. Theisz, Songs and Dances of the Lakota (Sinte Gleska College, 1976).

· Harry Paige, Songs of the Teton Sioux (Westernlore Press, 1970).

· Albert White Hat and John Around Him, Lakota Ceremonial Songs (Sinte Gleska College, 1983).

· William Fenton, Songs from the Iroquois Longhouse (Smithsonian Institution, 1942).

· Linda Goodman, Music and Dance in Northwest Coast Indian Life (Navajo Community College Press, 1977).

· Charles Hofman, American Indians Sing (John Day, 1967).

· Greg Gombert (ed.), A Guide to Native American Music Recordings (Book Publishing Company, 1994).

· Robert Rhodes, Hopi Music and Dance (Navajo Community College Press, 1977).

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