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Title
Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
Type
Audio
Subject
Hethu'shka Society.
Omaha Indians--Music.
Pawnee Indians--Music.
Oto Indians--Music.
Pawnee Indians--Photographs.
Indians of North America--Great Plains--Music.
Field recordings--Nebraska.
Field recordings--Oklahoma.
Genre Form
songs
sound recording
Field recordings.
Cylinder recordings.
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Articles.
Language
Siouan (Other)
ISO 639-3sung or spoken text
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-3sung or spoken text
ISO 639-3sung or spoken text
ISO 639-3sung or spoken text
Sung in Omaha, Pawnee, and Otoe; related documents in English
Geographic Coverage
Oklahoma
Great Plains
Nebraska
Identified By
Lccn: 2013655441
Summary
Collection of forty-four Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings given to the Library of Congress by the Nebraska State Historical Society and the University of Nebraska. Some documentation indicates that the Otoe and Pawnee recordings were made by James Murie at the Otoe and Pawnee Agencies in 1905, and the Omaha recordings by Melvin R. Gilmore the same year in Nebraska; other information identifies Addison E. Sheldon (an employee of the Nebraska State Historical Society) as the likely recordist both in Nebraska and Oklahoma. James Murie was among the singers on the Pawnee recordings. The cylinders were transferred from the University of Nebraska to the Library of Congress in 1958. Three of the transferred cylinders include University of Nebraska songs and Miss Vera Upton singing with piano accompaniment. A copy of one photograph from the Nebraska State Historical Society's collection depicts Melvin R. Gilmore making phonograph recordings in 1905. A copy of a photograph of Boy Chief, Pawnee, singing to phonograph in 1905 is from the Archives and Manuscripts Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society (with photocopies of related 1905 photographs, which may have been taken by Addison Sheldon). Related documentation includes a photocopy of Addison E. Sheldon's journal entries for 1905 and Library of Congress correspondence about these cylinders with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the University of Nebraska, 1950-1958; plus later correspondence about the collection. Also included are copies of two articles by Melvin R. Gilmore, "Sketch of a trip among the Omahas," The Cotner Collegian, v.4, no. 7, (March 1906) and "Trip among the Omahas," The Cotner Collegian, v. 5, no. 2 (October 1906).
Capture
Date: 1905-XX-XX/1905-XX-XX
Recorded on the Omaha reservation, Nebraska, by Addison Sheldon and/or Melvin R. Gilmore, in July-August 1905; and at Pawnee Agency and Otoe Agency, Oklahoma, September, 1905 by Addison Sheldon and/or James Murie.
Authorized Access Point
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940. Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
Authorized Access Point Variant
Sheldon, Addison Erwin, 1861-1943. Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
Murie, James R., Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings
Federal Cylinder Project (U.S.) Nebraska State Historical Society collection of Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee cylinder recordings