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Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) 1838-1923

Overview
Works: 218 works in 474 publications in 3 languages and 12,850 library holdings
Genres: Music  Folklore  Biography  Games  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Songs  Art music 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Collector, Dedicatee
Classifications: E98.F6, B
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Indian story and song from North America by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

38 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Omaha tribe by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

22 editions published between 1911 and 1992 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian games and dances with native songs : arranged from American Indian ceremonials and sports by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

25 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of activities based on the songs and dances of the Native American culture
A study of Omaha Indian music by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

22 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, her Omaha coworker and adopted son, divided the songs into three categories: religious ones, to be sung by a certain class either through initiation or inheritance; social ones, involving dances and games, always sung by a group; and ones to be sung singly, including dream songs, love songs, captive songs, prayer songs, death songs, sweat lodge songs, and songs of thanks. John Comfort Fillmore, a professional musician, added a "Report on the Structural Peculiarities of the Music."" "Those interested in a vital aspect of Indian culture will want to own this book, which contains the musical scores as well as the native-language words for the songs."--Jacket
Indian education and civilization : a report prepared in answer to Senate resolution of February 23, 1885 by United States( Book )

17 editions published between 1888 and 1973 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four American Indian songs : founded upon tribal melodies : op. 45 by Charles Wakefield Cadman( )

14 editions published between 1909 and 1989 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hako : song, pipe, and unity in a Pawnee Calumet ceremony by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most detailed description of a Calumet Ceremony was recorded near the turn of the century by ethnographer Alice C. Fletcher. Fletcher witnessed the Hako, a version of the Calumet Ceremony practiced by the Chaui clan of the Pawnee. With the invaluable assistance of Tahirussawichi, a Pawnee Ku'rahus or ceremonial leader, and renowned Indian scholar James R. Murie, himself a Pawnee, the author describes in marvelous detail the intricate rhythm and structure of the ceremony. Each song of the Hako is transcribed, translated, interpreted by the Pawnee Ku'rahus, and later analyzed by the author. Fletcher concludes that the Hako promised longevity, fertility, and prosperity to individuals and worked to insure "friendship and peace" between clans and tribes. The Hako, originally published in 1904, is introduced by Helen Myers, an associate professor of music at Trinity College and the ethnomusicology editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
A study of Omaha Indian music by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

9 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hako : a Pawnee ceremony by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sketch of the Omaha tribe of Indians in Nebraska by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

7 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omaha Indian music( Recording )

3 editions published in 1985 in North American Indian and Siouan and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nez Perces since Lewis and Clark by Kate C McBeth( Book )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nez Perces were a tribe that played an important role in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Kate McBeth lived among the Nez Perces for over 20 years and should be considered a reliable resource. The smaller, lesser-known Nez Perces often lived in the shadow of the larger Sioux tribe. The author has done her best to rectify that with her personal experiences. Frontier historians and ethnographers alike should enjoy this account
Lakota ceremonies by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian story and song from North America by Alice C Fletcher( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian ceremonies by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published between 1883 and 1884 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief history of the International Congress of Americanists by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lands in severalty to Indians by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capture of Ozah : an Indian play in one act by Helen P Kane( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice C. Fletcher (1838-1923), one of the few women who became anthropologists in the United States during the nineteenth century, was a pioneer in the practice of participant-observation ethnography. She focused her studies over many years among the Native tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota. Life among the Indians, Fletcher's popularized autobiographical memoir written in 1886-87 about her first fieldwork among the Sioux and the Omahas during 1881-82, remained unpublished in Fletcher's archives at the Smithsonian Institution for more than one hundred years. In it Fletcher depicts the humor and hardships of her field experiences as a middle-aged woman undertaking anthropological fieldwork alone, while showing genuine respect and compassion for Native ways and beliefs that was far ahead of her time. What emerges is a complex and fascinating picture of a woman questioning the cultural and gender expectations of nineteenth-century America while insightfully portraying rapidly changing reservation life. Fletcher's account of her early fieldwork is available here for the first time, accompanied by an essay by the editors that sheds light on Fletcher's place in the development of anthropology and the role of women in the discipline."
 
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Indian games and dances with native songs : arranged from American Indian ceremonials and sports
Alternative Names
Alice Cunningham Fletcher American ethnologist

Alice Cunningham Fletcher Ethnologue américaine

Alice Cunningham Fletcher Etnologo americano

Alice Fletcher

Cunningham, Alice Fletcher 1838-1923

Fletcher, A. 1838-1923

Fletcher, Alice 1838-1923

Fletcher, Alice C.

Fletcher, Alice Cunningham 1838-1923

אליס קנינגהם פלטשר

愛麗絲·弗萊徹

艾丽丝·坎宁安·弗莱彻

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The Omaha tribeIndian games and dances with native songs : arranged from American Indian ceremonials and sportsA study of Omaha Indian musicThe hako : song, pipe, and unity in a Pawnee Calumet ceremonyWith the Nez Perces : Alice Fletcher in the field, 1889-92