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Densmore, Frances 1867-1957

Overview
Works: 390 works in 1,186 publications in 4 languages and 23,829 library holdings
Genres: Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs and collections  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Translator, Composer, Collector, Performer
Classifications: ML3557, 784.751
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Most widely held works by Frances Densmore
How Indians use wild plants for food, medicine, and crafts by Frances Densmore( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of Uses of plants by the Chippewa Indians from the 44th annual report (1926/27) of the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology. Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses
Chippewa customs by Frances Densmore( Book )

47 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using information obtained between 1907 and 1925 from members of the Chippewa tribe, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the United States National Museum, the book describes various Chippewa customs. Information, collected on six reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Manitou Rapids Reserve in Ontario, Canada, is provided concerning the tribe's name; totemic system; phonetics; dwellings; clothing; treatment of the face; hair care and arrangement; food; health measures; care, naming, government, pastimes, and playthings of children; puberty; courtship and marriage; death, burial, and mourning; significance of dreams; Midewiwin; stories and legends; music; dances; charms; games; the industrial year; chiefs; right of revenge; war customs; transportation; methods of measuring time, distance, and quantity; exchange of commodities within the tribe; payment of annuity; traders and trading posts; making and using fire; pipes; bows and arrows; snowshoes; making of pitch; torches; canoes; twine; fish nets; weaving mats, bags, bands, blankets of rabbit skin, and head ornament of moose hair; netting of belts; basketry; pottery; dyes; tanning; glue; musical instruments (drum, rattle, flute, clapper); articles made of stone, bone, and wood; applique work; memory devices; picture writing; decorative arts; and beadwork. Portraits, black and white illustrations, and reminiscences of the informants are provided throughout the book. (NQA)"--Microfiche cat records
Chippewa music by Frances Densmore( Book )

61 editions published between 1910 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected from Chippewa Indians in northern Minnesota
Teton Sioux music by Frances Densmore( Book )

42 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in English and Dakota and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains tabulated analyses of 600 songs, comprising the Chippewa songs previously published as well as the songs of the Teton Sioux
The American Indians and their music by Frances Densmore( Book )

31 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seminole music by Frances Densmore( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 243 Seminole songs, including the songs of 28 social dances, songs for success in hunting and in the ball game, songs used in the treatment of the sick, and songs connected with legends. Specimens include a woman's costume and three canoe models showing the types of canoes used by the Seminole
Papago music by Frances Densmore( Book )

38 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents songs of the Papago ; a gentle, agricultural tribe living in Sonora, Mexico, and southern Arizona
Yuman and Yaqui music by Frances Densmore( Book )

34 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the songs of a group of tribes living along the Colorado River and in northwestern Mexico, incorporating their river culture
Northern Ute music by Frances Densmore( Book )

35 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menominee music by Frances Densmore( Book )

32 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The material comprised in this paper was collected among the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin in 1925, 1928, and 1929, the recording of songs being done at Keshena, Neopit, and Zoar"--Page v
Music of Acoma, Isleta, Cochiti, and Zuñi Pueblos by Frances Densmore( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nootka and Quileute music by Frances Densmore( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This material was collected at Neah Bay, Wash., on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Cape Flattery, during the summers of 1923 and 1926"--Page v
Mandan and Hidatsa music by Frances Densmore( Book )

27 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pawnee music by Frances Densmore( Book )

30 editions published between 1929 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research conducted among members of the Skidi and Chaui Bands near Pawnee, Okla. in 1919, 1920. Portions of two ceremonies were witnessed: Morning Star and the Painting of the Buffalo Skull. Ceremonial gatherings included hand games and dances in honor of Pawnee soldiers upon their return from the recent war
Songs of the Chippewa by John Bierhorst( )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum by Frances Densmore( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum, in its history and development, is closely associated with two interesting personalities: Dr. G. Brown Goode and Edwin H. Hawley. The work gives descriptions and a bit of history of various types of instruments and provides illustrated plates
Choctaw music by Frances Densmore( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1943 edition, which was issued as Anthropological paper 28 of the Bureau of American Ethnology, p. 101-188 of its Bulletin 136
Music of the Indians of British Columbia by Frances Densmore( Book )

17 editions published between 1943 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheyenne and Arapaho music by Frances Densmore( Book )

17 editions published between 1936 and 1981 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dakota and Ojibwe people in Minnesota by Frances Densmore( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal recollections and impressions of Minnesota's Indian peoples, selected and edited from the author's manuscript "A history of the Indians in Minnesota written for children."
 
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How Indians use wild plants for food, medicine, and crafts
Alternative Names
Densmore, Frances Theresa 1867-1957

Frances Densmore Amerikaans antropologe (1867-1957)

Frances Densmore etnografa e etnomusicologa statunitense

Frances Densmore US-amerikanische Musikethnologin und Ethnologin

Francisca Densmore

Languages
English (571)

Spanish (6)

German (3)

Dakota (1)

Covers
Chippewa customsChippewa musicTeton Sioux musicThe American Indians and their musicPapago musicYuman and Yaqui musicNorthern Ute musicMandan and Hidatsa music