American Indian Dances

American Indian Dances

Various Artists FW06510 / FD 6510

In 1958 Folkways Records hired Ronnie and Stu Lipner, two international folk dance instructors and consultants, to “edit, compile, and/or procure…a series of recordings based on Dances of Many Peoples.” One of the results is this collection of field recordings of various tribal dances from the Great Plains and American Southwest. Liner notes detail each of the dances, though the names of the performers and dates and locations of the performances are not specified.

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En 1958 Folkways Records contrató a Ronnie y Stu Lipner, dos instructores y consultores de danza folclórica internacional, para ”editar, compilar y / o conseguir ... una serie de grabaciones basadas en danzas de muchos pueblos.“ Uno de los resultados es esta colección de campo de grabaciones de varias danzas tribales de las grandes llanuras y el Suroeste de Estados Unidos.

Las notas detallan cada uno de los bailes, aunque no se especifican los nombres de los artistas, las fechas y los lugares de las actuaciones.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian
Country(s) Canada; Mexico; United States
Culture Group(s) Apache; Cree; Dakota; Navajo; Salish; San Ildefonso Pueblo; Zuni
Instrument(s) Drum; Hand drums; Rattle (Musical instrument); Whistle
Subject(s) American Indian

Download Liner Notes

101 Night Chant, Yeibichai n/a 2:55
102 Rabbit Dance (Sioux) Lucy Randall, Paul High Horse, and Oliver Standing Bear 3:11
103 Sun Dance / Omaha Dance (Sioux) n/a 3:05
104 Devil Dance (Apache) n/a 2:53
105 Eagle Dance (San Ildefonso) n/a 3:00
106 Harvest Dance (Zuni) n/a 3:32
201 Rain Dance (Zuni) n/a 4:44
202 Squaw Dance (Navaho) n/a 1:39
203 War Dance (Plains Indians) n/a 1:42
204 Snake Dance n/a 1:53
205 Pow-wow Dance (Flathead) Alan Fox and Lawrence Kiskotagan 3:14
206 Dog Dance (Plains) Antoine Lonesinger 3:22
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