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Music of the Algonkians: Woodland Indians: Cree, Montagnais, Naskapi

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Music of the Algonkians: Woodland Indians: Cree, Montagnais, Naskapi

For the Cree, Montagnais, and Naskapi hunters whose songs are represented on this album, success in hunting was crucial because for a time it provided the only means of subsistence. Hunters treated their hunting trips with great devotion and seriousness. Before heading off to hunt, the men would sing songs that had originated in or described dreams they had of the location of game and of their success; all songs, having materialized in dream, were personal and no hunter sang another’s song. Presented here is a collection of personal hunting songs recorded on an Indian settlement in Scheffervilee, P.Q., Canada in 1964.

Track Listing

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Hunting Song Sebastian McKenzie 0:33
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102
Bear Hunting Song Sebastian McKenzie 1:43
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103
Explanatory Monologue Sebastian McKenzie 1:23
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104
Two Hunting Songs Sebastian McKenzie 2:37
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105
Two Hunting Songs Sebastian McKenzie 3:10
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106
Hunting Season Is Almost Here / I Saw a Woman / The Wind Is My Father (medley) Joseph McKenzie 4:22
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107
Hunting Song Joseph McKenzie, Jr. 3:14
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Hunting Song Oreg McKenzie 2:28
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201
I Hunt with My Sons John Piastutete 2:21
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202
I'm Happy When I Catch a Caribou John Piastutete 1:06
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The People Are Coming to Dinner John Piastutete 2:46
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Father Said that I Must Sing John Piastutete 3:32
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I Sing until I Catch Something John Piastutete 2:59
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206
I Shot a Caribou John Enish 0:50
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I Shot a Caribou John Enish 0:54
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In the Winter I Hunt All the Time John Enish 0:57
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209
I Went on a River with My Canoe John Enish 0:49
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210
We Will Go to the Bush, You and I John Enish 0:44
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I See Where to Go Hunting in My Dreams John Enish 1:36
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