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Seminole Music : Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Bulletin 161 by  Frances Densmore - Hardcover - 1956 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.co.uk

Seminole Music : Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 161

by Densmore, Frances

Condition: Near Fine


Washington: Government Printing Office. Near Fine. 1956. Hardcover. Brown cloth with gilt spine title and Smithsonian seal embossed on the front panel. xxviii, 223 pp. [14 plates] with 43 b&w photographs; and frontispiece. Small 1" x 1/2" name plate inked out inside the cover, no other markings. Top edge soil, ends bumped. A nice copy. Frances Densmore was an American anthropologist and ethnographer. She devoted over 50 years of study and preservation of Native American music amassing a collection of thousands of song recordings, including 2400 transcribed songs In collaboration with the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian. Densmore "aspired to prevent the misrepresentation of Indian music in the media and the underrepresentation of true Indian music in scientific inquiry, and she suggested that the two were linked." (Smithsonian Institute.) ; 8vo .




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