Native American Music in Eastern North America Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195301048

ISBN-13: 9780195301045

Edition: 2008

Authors: Beverley Diamond

List price: $49.95 Buy it from $11.46
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North Americans in the north and east. It shows how performance traditions of Native North Americans have been influenced by traditional social values and cultural histories, as well as by encounters and exchanges with other indigenous groups and with newcomers from Europe and Africa. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork and on case studies from several communities--including the Iroquois, the Algonquian-speaking nations of the Atlantic seaboard, and the Inuit of the far north--author Beverley Diamond discusses intertribal celebrations, popular music projects, dance, art, and film. She also considers how technology has mediated present-day cultural communication and how traditional ideas about social roles and gender identities have been negotiated through music. Enhanced by accounts of local performances, interviews with tribal elders and First Nations performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Native American Music in Eastern North America provides a captivating introduction to this under-examined topic. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing twenty-six examples of the music discussed in the book, including several rare recordings. The author has also provided a list of eighteen songs representing a wide variety of styles--from traditional Native American chants to an Inuit collaboration with Bjork--that are referenced in the book and available as an iMix at
Used Starting from $32.72
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

CD Track List
Music Selections Available on iMix
Traditions of Knowledge: Indigenous Knowledge and the Western Music School
Names Matter!
Writing This Book as an Encounter
Traditional Ways of Knowing
Traditional Indigenous Knowledge
The Great Texts of Native American Communities as TIK?
Language, Oral Transmission, and Worldview
Place and Attention to the Environment
The Inseparability of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge, Oral Transmission, and Experience
What Ethnomusicology Brings to the Study
Music and Historical Encounter: Inuit Communities
Traditional Genres of Song
Inuit Music as Historical Record and Judicial System
Inuit Music as Play
New Throat Singing Encounters: Local-Global Tensions
Music and Historical Encounter: The Wabenaki and Other Eastern Algonquian Nations
Retaining Precontact Forms of Traditional Knowledge
Spaces Beyond Colonial Control
Rituals of Renewal
Narratives and Performances that Relate to Encounter
Indigenous Uses of New Performance Traditions
Christian Hymns
Secular Repertoires and Contexts
Contemporary Wabenaki Social Dance and Song Traditions
Wabenaki Cultural Revitalization
Music and Historical Encounter: Haudenosaunee Music Culture with Occasional References to Cherokee Traditions
Attending a "Sing"
Introducing the Haudenosaunee
Haudenosaunee Singers and Social Dance Songs
Traditional Knowledge and Modernity: Contemporary Adaptations of Social Dance Songs
Iroquois Hymns
Traditional Knowledge and Encounter
Contemporary Intertribal and Cross-Cultural Native American Music
Powwows in Eastern North America
Powwow Fundamentals
The Commodification of Powwow Music
Contemporary Popular Music and Theater
Lee Cremo - "The Mystery Stepdancer"
Forever - "My Way"
Trurez Crew - "Why We Rhyme"
Charlie Panigoniak - "Sweet Tobacco"
Kashtin - "Akua Tuta"
Murray Porter - "1492 Who Found Who"
Ulali - "Museum Cases"
Joy Harjo - "A Post Colonial Tale"
BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera
Contemporary Native American Music and Identity
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.