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Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934 (12 Edition)

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From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples?

In this innovative study, John W. Troutman explores the politics of music at the turn of the twentieth century in three spheres: reservations, off-reservation boarding schools, and public venues such as concert halls and Chautauqua circuits. On their reservations, the Lakotas manipulated concepts of U.S. citizenship and patriotism to reinvigorate and adapt social dances, even while the federal government stepped up efforts to suppress them. At Carlisle Indian School, teachers and bandmasters taught music in hopes of imposing their andldquo;civilizationandrdquo; agenda, but students made their own meaning of their music. Finally, many former students, armed with saxophones, violins, or operatic vocal training, formed their own andldquo;all-Indianandrdquo; and tribal bands and quartets and traversed the country, engaging the market economy and federal Indian policy initiatives on their own terms.

While recent scholarship has offered new insights into the experiences of andldquo;show Indiansandrdquo; and evolving powwow traditions, Indian Blues is the first book to explore the polyphony of Native musical practices and their relationship to federal Indian policy in this important period of American Indian history.

Synopsis:

From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples?

About the Author

John W. Troutman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806142692
Author:
Troutman, John
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Troutman, John W.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Directions in Native American Studies series
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 bandw illus.
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General

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From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples?
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