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Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer

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Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau explores the role of song as a transformative force in the twentieth century, tracing a cultural, spiritual, and musical encounter that upended notions of indigeneity and the rules of engagement for Indians and priests in the Columbia Plateau.

In Chad Hamill’s narrative, a Jesuit and his two Indian “grandfathers”—one a medicine man, the other a hymn singer—engage in a collective search for the sacred. The priest becomes a student of the medicine man. The medicine man becomes a Catholic. The Indian hymn singer brings indigenous songs to the Catholic mass. Using song as a thread, these men weave together two worlds previously at odds, realizing a promise born two centuries earlier within the prophecies of Circling Raven and Shining Shirt.

Songs of Power and Prayer reveals how song can bridge worlds: between the individual and Spirit, the Jesuits and the Indians. Whether sung in an indigenous ceremony or adapted for Catholic Indian services, song abides as a force that strengthens Native identity and acts as a conduit for power and prayer.

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CHAD S. HAMILL is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Northern Arizona University, where he serves as Co-Chair for the Commission for Native Americans. Of Spokane and non-Indian descent, he has also served as Associate Director of the Plateau Center of American Indian Studies at Washington State University.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870716751
Author:
Hamill, Chad Stephen
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Author:
Hamill, Chad S.
Author:
Hamill, Chad
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
1, Series: First Peoples, New Directions in Indigenous Studies
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page color insert
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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