Ojibwa Dance Drum: Its History and Contruction

Ojibwa Dance Drum: Its History and Contruction

by Thomas Vennum, Rick St. Germaine
     
 

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Hiding in a lake under lily pads after fleeing U.S. soldiers, a Dakota woman was given a vision over the course of four days instructing her to build a large drum and teaching her the songs that would bring peace and end the killing of her people. From the Dakota, the "big drum" spread throughout the Algonquian-speaking tribes to the Ojibwe, becoming the centerpiece…  See more details below

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Hiding in a lake under lily pads after fleeing U.S. soldiers, a Dakota woman was given a vision over the course of four days instructing her to build a large drum and teaching her the songs that would bring peace and end the killing of her people. From the Dakota, the "big drum" spread throughout the Algonquian-speaking tribes to the Ojibwe, becoming the centerpiece of their religious ceremonies. This edition of The Ojibwe Dance Drum, originally created through the collaboration of Ojibwe drum maker and singer William Bineshii Baker Sr. and folklorist Thomas Vennum, has a new introduction by history professor Rick St. Germaine that discusses the research behind this book and updates readers on the recent history of the Ojibwe Drum Dance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517638
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Vennum served as na ethmusicologist for twenty-seven years at the Smithsonian Institution. He is a specialist in Native American music, about which he has published extensively.

Rick St. Germaine is a professor of history a the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

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