ERIC Number: ED218027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Dakota and Ojibwe People in Minnesota.
Roots, v5 n2-3 Win-Spr 1977
A biographical sketch of Frances Densmore, ethnologist of Native American music, and seven articles describing the lives of the Dakota and Ojibwe people as Densmore saw them are presented. The biographical sketch recounts Ms. Densmore's study of Ojibwe music and her ability to copy songs from memory when listening to them at fairs or attending tribal ceremonials, giving her the opportunity to learn more about Ojibwe and Dakota customs, religion, and lifestyle. Since Densmore spent more time visting the Ojibwe people than the Dakota people, the descriptions presented of the Dakota are shorter and less complete than those of the Ojibwe. Intended for children to read, the material briefly describes homes of the Dakota and Ojibwe; their clothing; food; how they travelled; skills such as weaving, fishing, and leathermaking; picture writing and sign language used to tell what happened in the past or to communicate with others; and child rearing. Throughout the articles are captioned photographs taken between 1907 and 1920 of Ms. Densmore's visits to the White Earth, Red Lake, Mille Lacs, and Leech Lake reservations. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Child Rearing, Childrens Literature, Clothing, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Food, Housing, Industry, Life Style, Music Appreciation, Musical Composition, Sign Language, Translation, Tribes
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.