UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Lummi Setting Sun Dancers, 1993-02-20

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Lummi Setting Sun Dancers
1 videotapes  :  OT - 1 vct (VHS, stereo, color); Duration: 1:23:00; list of songs and dances performed.
Collection Number
Recorded performance of the Setting Sun Dancers on February 20, 1993 at the University of Washington, HUB Auditorium.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Setting Sun Dancers is a group that was formed in order to preserve the art form and to educate both Native and non-Native communities in the tradtion of Washington's Lummi Nation. The group has performed for more than a century in Native communities in the northwest United States and nationally at tribal gatherings and public institutions. The group is lead by Pauline Hillaire, granddaughter of it's founder Jack Hillaire, she is a renowned artist, teacher, native-arts conservator, author, and storyteller.

-Pauline Hillaire, NEA National Heritage Fellowships

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Video recording by Brian Pertl for Ethnomusicology Archives.

Contents: Songs, dances and stories from the Lummi nation of northwestern Washington.

Performers: Pauline Hillaire/leader and singer; with the Setting Sun Dancers/composed of children, teenagers, and adults of both genders.

Performance presented by the UW Ethnomusicology Student Association in conjunction with the SEM Northwest regional conference; sponsored by ASUW, GPSS, and the UW Ethnomusicology division.

Documentation: Poster

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Lushootseed
  • NW Coast Indians
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Hillaire, Pauline, 1929- (vocalist)
    Corporate Names
    • Setting Sun Dancers (dancer)