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The Southern Workman Volume 34 (Paperback) Loot Price: R816
Discovery Miles 8 160
The Southern Workman Volume 34 (Paperback): Hampton Normal and Institute

The Southern Workman Volume 34 (Paperback)

Hampton Normal and Institute

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Hampton Normal and Institute
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 278
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-31724-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-31724-2
Barcode: 9781130317244

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