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THE RHYTHM OF THE REDMAN
In Song, Dance, and Decoration

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By JULIA M. BUTTREE
(JULIA M. SETON)

Introduction,
Art Section
and Illustrations

by ERNEST THOMPSON SETON

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I have "seen the Red Man dancing
To sustain the World Throb penned
Alive between his ribs,
Not like a ballerina's, in her toes,
But next to where his life is,
Heart, breath, and bowels of him; moved
With the desire to make the world work well with God."
MARY AUSTIN, The American Rhythm.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

WHY DANCE?

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

GRADED LIST OF DANCES

Alphabetical List of Songs

Part One--Indian Dancing

Please note that the following material is NOT yet edited!

FUNDAMENTAL STEPS

MOUNTAIN CHANT OF THE NAVAHO

DOLL DANCE OF THE NAVAHO

ARROW DANCE OF THE NAVAHO

YEI-BE-CHI DANCE OF THE NAVAHO

BOW AND ARROW DANCE OF JEMEZ

BASKET DANCE OF THE COCHITI

BASKET DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

PIPE DANCE OF SAN JUAN

DOG DANCE OF SAN JUAN

DOG DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

DEER DANCE OF SAN JUAN

DEER DANCE OF THE NAVAHOS

EAGLE DANCE OF TESUQUE

EAGLE DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

HOOP DANCE OF TAOS

HOOP DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

COMANCHE DANCE OF ZUNI

COMANCHE DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

SECOND COMANCHE DANCE OF ZUNI

COYOTE DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

HARVEST DANCE OF ZUNI

BOW & ARROW DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

RAIN DANCE OF ZUNI

DANCE OF THE MUDHEADS AT ZUNI

CORN GRINDING SONG OF ZUNI

CORN GRINDING DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

HOPI SNAKE DANCE

THE DANCING OF THE SIOUX

GRASS DANCE OF THE SIOUX

BUFFALO DANCE OF THE SIOUX

KAHOMINI OF THE SIOUX

SCALP OR WOUNDED DANCE OF THE SIOUX

THE WIND AND THE CLOUD

THE DESERT WIND

THE WARRIOR MAIDEN

CHARGE OF THE WAR MAIDENS

DEVIL DANCE OF THE APACHES

DEVIL DANCE OF WOODCRAFT

WINNEBAGO WAR DANCE

THE STORY DANCE

DANCE OF THE MOONS

THE SUN DANCE

THE SUN DANCE OF THE WOODCRAFT INDIANS

GREEN CORN DANCE OF SANTO DOMINGO

Part Two--Ceremonies

INTRODUCING THE CHILD TO THE UNIVERSE

BRINGING IN THE FIRE

PEACE PIPE CEREMONY

SUNRISE CEREMONY

THANKS TO MOTHER EARTH

THUNDER CEREMONY

SONG OF THE PLEIADES

NAMING CEREMONY

DEDICATION OF A NEW HOUSE

DANCE INTO MANHOOD (OR WOMANHOOD)

Part Three--Indian Songs and Music

INDIAN SONG

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

TOM-TOM-ORCHESTRA

Alphabetical List of Native American "Indian" Songs

Native Songs from The Birch Bark Roll

Part Four--Indian Art

INDIAN GRAPHIC ART

MAKING THE TEPEE

PAINTING THE TEPEE

THE WAR BONNET

HOW TO MAKE

BREECH CLOUTS

WOODCRAFT BUTTONS

MAKING A BUFFALO SKULL

DRUMS AND SHIELDS

CANOE DECORATION

PAINTED PADDLES

THE PEACE PIPE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

SONGS ACCORDING TO TRIBES

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SONGS

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The Spirit of Woodcraft.

See Also:

Native Dances from The Birch Bark Roll

Native American "Indian" Lore

 

 

   

 

 


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