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1905 Excerpt: ... kindly spent weeks at Hampton in inspiring and
rehearsing the students for this presentation of their folk songs,
and now added greatly to its effectiveness by her graceful and
interesting introductory words. Paying hearty tribute to the value
of the Negroes' contribution to American music, she claimed as much
for that of the original native Americans. In proof of the true art
and poetry in the Indian music she gave a most interesting
translation of some of the songs, and sang for us herself most
delightfully some of the Zuni songs, which were not represented on
our program. Those given by our students were cradle songs of the
Pawnee, Arapaho, and Hopi, slumbrous lullabies with rhythmic
dandling of picturesque papoose baskets, by Indian girls; the
feather-dance song of the Senecas, a ceremonial song of the Sioux,
and a religious Apache song, by Indian boys. The amount of melody
in the songs, of which no description can give much idea, was a
surprise. The Indian singers were followed by an Indian speaker, a
fullblood Onondaga, who ever since his graduation (in 1889) from
Hampton has supported himself at his trade, first in a large
manufacturing establishment in Syracuse, and for eleven years in
the New York Central Railroad shops in Buffalo, where he has risen
to be one of the eight highest paid machinists. Lamed perhaps
permanently by an accident, he has been compelled to return, for
the present at least, to his farm on the reservation, but can and
will be a power there for good among his people, for whose
industrial education he is making plans. The audience was held by
the simple story of the evolution of his life from theday he left
his pagan relatives and at the age of eighteen, knowing hardly a
word of English, started on foot to seek employment off t...
|Country of origin:
Hampton Normal and Institute
||246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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