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Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow
by Tara Browner
University of Illinois Press, 2002
eISBN: 978-0-252-05418-1 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02714-7 | Paper: 978-0-252-07186-7
Library of Congress Classification E98.P86B76 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.6297

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner focuses on the Northern pow-wow of the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes to investigate the underlying tribal and regional frameworks that reinforce personal tribal affiliations. Interviews with dancers and her own participation in pow-wow events and community provide fascinating on-the-ground accounts and provide detail to a rare ethnomusicological analysis of Northern music and dance.

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