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Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934

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From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among g ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published May 23rd 2009 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Troutman could have summarized this book in a 25-50 page essay, instead he draws the subject matter out to 259 pages. Additionally, he fell into the abyss of creating words in order to strengthen his argument, following the tradition of many academics.
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