Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials, 1988-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jones, Judy
Title
Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials
Dates
1988-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 containers., (1 linear foot of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 636
Summary
Fieldwork materials include audio and video tapes, transcripts, and photocopies of printed materials and photographs.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Nez Perce Music fieldwork materials were primarily collected from 1990-1991, and constitute a record of the sources and records that Judy Jones used for her dissertation "‘Women Never Used to War Dance’: Gender and Change in Nez Perce Music" (1995). Judy Jones worked in collaboration Dr. Loran Olsen of the Washington State University Faculty, who also conducted some of the interviews with the Nez Perce that are contained in this collection. A fuller account of how the Nez Perce Music fieldwork materials came to be generated can be found in Judy Jones’s dissertation, which also provides a detailed contextual narrative of her project.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

With the exception of the photocopies of printed materials (i.e., Series 3), the Nez Perce Music fieldwork materials are to be used for noncommercial, "fair use" purposes only. Any use of these materials that falls outside the definition of "fair use" will require the prior approval of Judy Jones. This restriction is in place until January 1, 2015, or until it is lifted by Dr. Jones prior to that time.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 636, Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Tape RecordingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1. 1: Audio Tapes
Jackson, Dorothy
Box
1
Audio Tape I. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, women's roles, religions, change, songs and dances: lullaby, flute, war dances, women's dances, soup dance, dance for picking up the feather
February 28, 1991
1
Audio Tape 2. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Recording, "Songs of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation," followed by discussion of songs and dances, life history, gender roles, change
July 18, 1991
1
Audio Tape 3. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Comments on Albert Moore's songs on Tape 5, Side B of the Nez Perce Music Archive. Songs, dances, life history, musical experiences, gender roles, change
July 23, 1991
1
Audio Tape 4. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Sam Jackson (Dorothy Jackson's husband); weyekin (spirit power); lullaby; relationship to Alta Guzman; stick game; encampments; women's roles; spider bite cure; medicine dances; photographs; root feasts; walasut (worship dance); crafts.
December 5, 1994
1
Audio Tape 4.1. Lapwai, Idaho. Subject: Closing of the interview on tape 4.1
December 5, 1994
Box
1
Miles, Beatrice. Audio Tape 5. Spalding, Idaho. Subjects: Life history; religions; weyekin (spirit power); David Miles (husband); music. Note: This interview was conducted by Loran Olsen assisted by Judy Jones.
June 3, 1992
1
Pablo, Julia. Audio Tape 6. Lewiston, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, songs, dances, gender roles, change, Catholic church. Note: This interview was conducted by Loran Olsen assisted by Judy Jones.
August 7, 1991
Towhet [Tohet], Caroline and Mary Ann Meanus.
Box
1
Audio Tape 7. Warm Springs, Oregon. Subjects: Music; gender; women's roles; songs for children; rituals; religions; life history; change Songs performed: Lullaby; comforting song; cradleboard song to a boy; cradleboard song to a girl; Wasco dance: "Bitsla Ho"; Wasco Dance: "Yupa Dance"; Going-out Dance; Legendary Dance. Note: Interview conducted by Loran Olsen, assisted by Judy Jones.
November 11, 1991
1
Audio Tape 7.1. Warm Springs, Oregon. Subjects: Music; gender; women's roles; songs for children; rituals; religions; life history; change. Songs performed: Wasklik (religious) song
November 23, 1991
1
Audio Tape 7.2. Warm Springs, Oregon. Subjects: Religions, life history, women's roles, various songs, 1907 recordings, rituals, rasp, stick game. Songs performed: none
November 23, 1991
Watters, Mari
Box
1
Audio Tape 8. Moscow, Idaho. Subjects: Nez Perce flute, life history, Seven Drum religion, medicine power Songs performed: Flute; women's prayer song (Seven Drum); "Morning song" (tulim); Mari's personal medicine song (altered for recording).
July 17, 1990
1
Audio Tape 9. Moscow, Idaho. Subjects: Protestant hymns in the Nez Perce language
July 26, 1990
Subseries 1. 1: Video Tapes
Box
1
Axtell, Horace. Videotape I. Washington State University, Pullman. (Guest lecture to MUS 265 / CAC 271 "Native Music of North America" class). Subjects: Nez Perce music, including Indian Religion, war dance, social dance, personal power, and stick game songs. Songs performed: Native religious song: "Sunrise song" Transcript: none
March 8, 1994
1
Slickpoo, Allen, Sr. Videotape 2. Washington State University, Pullman. (Guest lecture to MUS 265 / CAC 271 "Native Music of North America" class). Subjects: Nez Perce culture and history; songs; changes in war dance; language, lore, legends. Songs performed: Legend: "Coyote's Happy song"; Native religious song about Hunyowat (the Creator)
February 3, 1994

Series 2: Transcripts (For description, see Series 1: Tape Recordings)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Jackson, Dorothy, Audio Tapes 1 - 4.1
2 2
Miles, Beatrice, Audio Tape 5
2 3
Pablo, Julia, Audio Tape 6
2 4
Towhet [Tohet], Caroline and Mary Ann Meanus, Audio Tapes 7 - 7.2
2 5
Watters, Mari, Audio Tapes 8 & 9
2 6
Slickpoo, Allen, Sr., Videotape 2

Series 3: Printed MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration, Lapwai, Idaho
Box Folder
2 7
June 17-19, 1983
2 7
June 15-17, 1990
2 7
June 14-16, 1991
2 7
June 12-13, 1992
2 7
June 18-20, 1993
2 7
June 17-19, 1994
2 7
June 16-18, 1995
Box Folder
2 7
Chief Joseph Commemorative Dance and Encampment, Joseph, Oregon
July 19, 1990
Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow, Kamiah, Idaho
Box Folder
2 7
August 17-19, 1990
2 7
August 16-18, 1991
Four Nation Pow-wow, Lapwai, Idaho
Box Folder
2 7
November 19-21, 1990
2 7
November 18-20, 1991
Box Folder
2 7
Four Nation Pow-wow, Lewiston, Idaho
October 15-17, 1993
2 7
Mass and Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Joseph's Mission Church, Slickpoo, Idaho
June 10, 1990
Mat' alyma' Pow-wow and Root Feast, Kamiah, Idaho
Box Folder
2 7
May 18-20, 1990
2 7
May 17-19, 1991
Box Folder
2 7
Nee-Mee-Poorn Longhouse Annual Root Feast and Pow-wow, Lapwai, Idaho
May 11-13, 1990
2 7
Nez Perce Tribe Commemorative Reception for Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding Site, Idaho
May 29, 1993
Pah-loots-pu Celebration, WSU, Pullman, Washington
Box Folder
2 7
March 27, 1993
2 7
March 26, 1994
Talmaks Presbyterian Camp Meeting, Craigmont, Idaho
Box Folder
2 7
June 24-July 7, 1988
2 7
June 23-July 7, 1990
2 7
June 27-July 11, 1991

Series 4: FieldnotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 4. 1: Interviews
Box Folder
2 8
Axtell, Horace. Lewiston, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, pow-wow, war dance, change, Seven Drum religion, ceremonies, gender roles.
July 7, 1990
2 9
Cloud, Evelyn. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, musical experiences
August 3, 1990
2 9
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Musical experiences, Nez Perce language hymns
October 30, 1990
2 10
Halfmoon, Nancy. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, Nez Perce language hymns.
August 8, 1989
2 10
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, Nez Perce language hymns, pow-wow, gender roles.
March 4, 1991
2 10
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, women's roles.
May 2, 1991
2 11
Jackson, Dorothy. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change, gender roles.
January 24, 1991
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Musical experiences, change.
February 7, 1991
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, music, gender roles.
July 11, 1991
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Comments on photographs of food preparation, dances, game of shinny, relatives.
October 23, 1991
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, religions, gender roles.
May 4, 1992
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, music, religions.
October 9, 1993
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, customs, weyekin. (Includes some notes on the Four Nations Pow-wow event attended same day).
October 14, 1993
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, war dance, rituals, gender roles.
March 16, 1994
2 11
Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Family history, gender roles, life history, musical experiences.
November 29, 1994
2 12
McAtty, Esther. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change.
May 2, 1991
2 13
Pablo, Julia. Lewiston, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change.
October 11, 1990
2 14
Red Thunder, Joe. Nespelem, Washington. Subjects: Nez Perce music, change, gender roles. Note: interview conducted by Loran Olsen with Judy Jones assisting.
March 19, 1991
2 15
Slickpoo, Allen P., Sr. Nez Perce National Historical Park Museum at Spalding, Idaho. Subjects: Mr. Slickpoo's responses to Judy Jones' article on gender roles and changes in war dance practice.
September 19, 1994
2 16
Watters, Mari. University of Idaho, Moscow. Subjects: Nez Perce songs, women's roles, personal experiences.
June 21, 1990
2 17
Yearout, Rosa. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, music, Catholic church, gender.
July 21, 1991
Subseries 4.2: Events
Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration, Lapwai, Idaho
Box Folder
2 18
June 15-17, 1990
2 18
June 14-16, 1991
2 18
June 17, 1994
Box Folder
2 19
Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow, Kamiah, Idaho
August 17-18, 1990
2 20
Ku-au-mah Pow-wow at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
April 21, 1990
2 21
Mass and Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Joseph's Mission Church, Slickpoo, Idaho
June 10, 1990
Mat'alyma'Pow-wow and Root Feast at Kamiah, Idaho
Box Folder
2 22
May 18, 1990; May 20, 1990
2 22
May 19, 1991
Box Folder
2 23
Nee-mee-poom Longhouse Annual Root Reast and Pow-wow at Lapwai, Idaho
May 12-13, 1990
2 24
Nespelem Longhouse Root Feast, Nespelem, Washington
April 21, 1991
2 25
Pah-loots-pu Celebration, Washington State University, Pullman
April 4, 1991
Talmaks Presbyterian Campmeeting, Craigmont, Idaho
Box Folder
2 26
July 5-6, 1990
2 26
July 6-8, 1991
Box Folder
2 27
Webb, Chris, Washington State University, Department of Anthropology
March 4, 1993

Series 5: PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 28
Halfmoon, Nancy (left) and Esther McAtty (right). Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration. Lapwai, Idaho. The picture was taken as the subjects were seated and ready for the Grand Entry and the evening's proceedings to begin. Next to Mrs. McAtty is her young grandson, and in the background are various individuals who were not intended as photograph subjects.
June 1992
2 28
Jackson, Dorothy. Lapwai, Idaho. Mrs. Jackson is standing outside her home in Lapwai, before going to the Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration.
June 1992
2 28
Jackson, Dorothy (left) and Alta Guzman (right). Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration. Lapwai, Idaho. Seated and waiting for the Grand Entry and the evening's proceedings to begin. Various individuals in the background were not intended as part of the photograph.
June 1992
2 28
Talmaks: Connie and Steve Evans'camp. Winchester, Idaho. Tipi, car, cabin, and kids' tipi barely visible behind car.
July 1991.
2 28
Talmaks: Connie and Steve Evans' camp. Winchester, Idaho. Large tipi not seen in photograph 4. Neighboring camp of Edith and William Strombeck in far background.
July 1992.
2 28
Watters, Mari: flute. Steele House at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Picture shows Mari's hand holding the flute which she plays on Audio Tape 8.
July 17, 1990.
2 28
Watters, Mari; playing flute. Steele House at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Mari is shown playing the flute song recorded on Audio Tape 8.
July 17, 1990.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Music
  • Personal Names :
  • Jones, Judy, 1960- --Archives (creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Nez Percé Indians--Music
  • Pacific Northwest Native American Music Archives. waps (creator)