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Songs of the Chippewa, Vol. 1: Minnesota Chippewa Game and Social Dance Songs

Various Artists
Songs of the Chippewa, Vol. 1: Minnesota Chippewa Game and Social Dance Songs

The Chippewa (Ojibwe) occupy the largest area in tribal North America, spanning from Ontario and Michigan in the east to Minnesota in the west. This album focuses on the Chippewa people of Minnesota, who were first studied by Frances Densmore and Frederick Burton in the early 1900s. Densmore was interested in preserving the songs of the older singers, especially since such songs were more at risk of being lost. The music on this recording falls into three categories: moccasin game songs, social dance songs, and pow-wow songs. Liner notes include several photographs, a background to the Chippewa culture, and transcriptions of melodies heard on the recording.

Track Listing

101
Mocassin Game Songs August King 4:09
102
Mocassin Game Songs Walter Drift 3:25
103
Round Dance Song Ray Robinson 1:10
104
War Dance Song Ray Robinson 1:48
105
49 Dance Song Ray Robinson 1:25
106
Air Force Song Ray Robinson 1:31
107
Old War Dance Song Jacob Redbird 1:11
108
Give Away or Woman's Dance Song Jacob Redbird 1:40
109
Buffalo Dance Jacob Redbird 1:16
110
Founding Song Jacob Redbird 2:06
201
Inside Gathering St. Paul American Indian Club drum group 8:00
202
Outdoor Pow Wow Chippewa pow-wow drum group in Onigum, Leech Lake Reservation 1:09
203
Inside Pow Wow Chippewa pow-wow drum group in Duluth 6:53
204
Migwitch Mahnomen Chippewa pow-wow drum group in Ball Club, Leech Lake Reservation 3:08
205
Flag Lowering Song Chippewa pow-wow drum group in Ball Club, Leech Lake Reservation 3:14

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