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An Historical Album of Blackfoot Indian Music

Various Artists
An Historical Album of Blackfoot Indian Music

The Blackfoot, purportedly known as such because of their dark-colored moccasins, originally ranged across the northern Great Plains region (Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). These recordings, made in different settings from the late 1890s to the mid-1960s, capture a period when Blackfoot lifestyle, culture, and music underwent major change. They also represent evolving fieldwork recording methods during those seven decades, as phonocylinders and phonowire gave way to tape recording.

Track Listing

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Beaver Medicine Song: Marmot Song / Antelope Song / Black Deer Song (medley) James White Calf 3:16
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102
Four Short Medicine Pipe Songs n/a 1:56
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103
Medicine Pipe Song Spumiapi 2:30
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104
Sun Dance Song (1-3) Spumiapi 1:53
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105
Scalp Song Chief Bull 2:05
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106
Warrior's Song Theodore Last Star 1:02
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107
Wolf song Reuben Black Boy 1:34
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108
Crazy Dog Society Song Spumiapi 1:44
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109
Lullaby Calvin Boy 1:51
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110
Lullaby (Baby Song) Tom Many-Guns 0:27
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111
Night Love Song Chief Bull 2:01
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112
Gambling Song Calvin Boy 0:40
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201
Gambling Song (1-3) n/a 5:57
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202
War or Grass Dance Song Calvin Boy 1:14
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203
Fast War or Grass Dance Song Calvin Boy 1:32
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204
Fast War or Grass Dance Song Calvin Boy 1:12
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205
War or Grass Dance songs (excerpts) n/a 11:58
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206
Owl Dance Song Calvin and Mary Boy 1:13
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207
Owl Dance Song (1-2) Tom Many-Guns 1:42
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