9780806134512

Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series)

Goodman, Linda J.

ISBN 10: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

Ever since she was a small child, Helma Swan, the daughter of a Northwest Coast chief, loved and learned the music of her people. As an adult she began to sing, even though traditionally Makah singers had been men. How did such a situation develop? In her own words, Helma Swan tells the unusual story of her life, her music, and how she became a singer. An excellent storyteller, she speaks of both musical and non-musical activities and events. In addition to discussing song ownership and other Makah musical concepts, she describes songs, dances, and potlatch ceremonies; proper care of masks and costumes; and changing views of Native music education. More generally, she speaks of cultural changes that have had profound effects on contemporary Makah life.

Drawing on more than twenty years of research and oral history interviews, Linda J. Goodman in Singing the Songs of My Ancestors presents a somewhat different point of view-that of the anthropologist/ethnomusicologist interested in Makah culture and history as well as the changing musical and ceremonial roles of Makah men and women. Her information provides a context for Helma Swan’s stories and songs. Taken together, the two perspectives allow the reader to embark on a vivid and absorbing journey through Makah life, music, and ceremony spanning most of the twentieth century. Studies of American Indian women musicians are rare; this is the first to focus on a Northwest Coast woman who is an outstanding singer and storyteller as well as a conservator of her tribe’s cultural traditions.


Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series): Search Results

1.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series) (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0806134518

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 29.18
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors (ISBN: 9780806134512)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Lifeways Books and Gifts (Prescott, AZ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ever since she was a small child, Helma Swan, the daughter of a Northwest Coast chief, loved and learned the music of her people. As an adult she began to sing, even though traditionally Makah singers had been men. How did such a situation develop? In her own words, Helma Swan tells the unusual story of her life, her music, and how she became a singer. An excellent storyteller, she speaks of both musical and non-musical activities and events. In addition to discussing song ownership and other Makah musical concepts, she describes songs, dances, and potlatch ceremonies; proper care of masks and costumes; and changing views of Native music education. More generally, she speaks of cultural changes that have had profound effects on contemporary Makah life. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and oral history interviews, Linda J. Goodman in Singing the Songs of My Ancestors presents a somewhat different point of view-that of the anthropologist/ethnomusicologist interested in Makah culture and history as well as the changing musical and ceremonial roles of Makah men and women. Her information provides a context for Helma Swan’s stories and songs. Taken together, the two perspectives allow the reader to embark on a vivid and absorbing journey through Makah life, music, and ceremony spanning most of the twentieth century. Studies of American Indian women musicians are rare; this is the first to focus on a Northwest Coast woman who is an outstanding singer and storyteller as well as a conservator of her tribe’s cultural traditions. Bookseller Inventory # 9780806134512

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 24.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
3.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series) (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0806134518

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 33.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series) (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Lost Books (AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: University of Oklahoma Press 2003-04-14, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0806134518. Bookseller Inventory # 667331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 45.88
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of the American Indian Series) (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0806134518

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 46.49
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 368 pages. 10.00x7.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0806134518

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 51.41
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors The Life and Music of Helma Swan Makah Elder Vol 244 (ISBN: 9780806134512)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Amherst, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97808061345121.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 57.44
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
8.
Singing the Songs of My Ancestors: The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder (Civilization of th (ISBN: 0806134518 / 0-8061-3451-8)
Goodman, Linda J.
ISBN 10: 0806134518
ISBN 13: 9780806134512
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110806134518

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 62.27
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book