Wax cylinder recordings of American Indian songs and dances, ca. 1910
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2008-14
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
13 sound recordings
wax cylinders
approximately 4 x 2 inches
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of thirteen (13) original recordings of American Indian songs and dances, recorded on two-minute Edison Blanks wax cylinders. Eight of the cylinders are in pristine condition. Two are cracked and cannot be played. Contents are marked on individual cylinders in pencil or black ink: 1) The last Owl Dance; 2) Two flute songs; 3) Sioux flute 2 loves; 4) Sioux love song; 5) Kiowa love songs; 6) Sirecha Dance; 7) Flute love lullaby; 8) Flute on the bridge; 9) War dance; 10) Buffalo dance; 11) Song before fight; 12) Indian flute. a love song, played by Turkey Leggs. (Cheyene); 13) Owl Dance song.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2008-14

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
MS 2008-14, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Steve Elliot. From the estate of Robert N. Wilkinson, a Boulder, Colorado radio station owner and collector of old radios and phonographs. There is no provenance documentation. Wilkinson told the donor that he bought an Edison cylinder player in Arizona and the store owner included the cylinders in the purchase.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Songs and music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cylinders (sound recordings) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sioux Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/