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21d. Native American Resistance in the Trans-Appalachian West
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21d. Native American Resistance in the Trans-Appalachian West

In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, the first white settlers in ... (more)

In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, the first white settlers in America inhabited the eastern seaboard. There the whites either made treaties with the Native American groups to buy land or they forcibly took Indian land. By the Revolution's end and on into the early 19th century, Native Americans were being displaced across the Appalachians and toward what is today the Midwest. For these exiled groups, there were few places left to go. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
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Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed ... (more)

This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century. This online collection incorporates 184 original sound recordings, 19 pages of fieldnotes, and 69 musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features; an illustrated essay about Reed's life, art, and influence; a list of related publications; and a glossary of musical terms. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music, Fall 2005
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Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music, Fall 2005

This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music ... (more)

This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music in the British Isles and North America from the 18th century to the folk revival of the 1960s and the present. There is a special emphasis on balladry, fiddle styles, and African-American influences. The class sings ballads and folk songs from the Child and Lomax collections as well as other sources as we examine them from literary, historical, and musical points of view. Readings supply critical and background materials from a number of sources. Visitors and films bring additional perspectives. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Perry, Ruth
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