Guide to the Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials 1988-1995
Cage 636

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Jones, Judy
Title
Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials
ID
Cage 636
Date [inclusive]
1988-1995
Extent
2.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
1 linear foot of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Fieldwork materials include audio and video tapes, transcripts, and photocopies of printed materials and photographs.

Preferred Citation note

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

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Arrangement note

The Nez Perce Music fieldwork materials have been arranged into five series. Series 1, Tape Recordings, is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically, and is divided into subseries 1.1) Audio Tapes, consisting of music and related discussions, and subseries 1.2) Videotapes, consisting of lectures. Series 2, Transcripts, is arranged alphabetically to correspond to Series 1, and consists of transcriptions of all the audio recordings and a portion of the videotapes. Series 3, Printed Materials, consists of photocopies of Nez Perce event programs, and is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. Series 4, Fieldnotes, is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically, and is divided into subseries 4.1) Interviews, and 4.2) Events. Series 5, Photographs, is arranged alphabetically. Entries contain detailed descriptive information; some entries are cross-referenced.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1995

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Nez Perce Music fieldwork materials were donated to Washington State University Libraries in 1995 by Dr. Judy Jones, who generated them as a result of the research she conducted (primarily) in Lapwai, Idaho, on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Nez Percé Indians--Music
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Pacific Northwest Native American Music Archives. waps

Personal Name(s)

  • Jones, Judy, 1960- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Indians of North America--Music
  • Moving Images
  • Native Americans
  • Oregon
  • Performing Arts
  • Photographs
  • Sound Recordings
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Tape Recordings 

Subseries 1. 1: Audio Tapes 

Jackson, Dorothy 

Box

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   Transcript: 9 pages

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   Transcript: 8 pages

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   Transcript: 15 pages

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   Transcript: 17 pages

1

Audio Tape 4.1. Lapwai, Idaho. Subject: Closing of the interview on tape 4.1 December 5, 1994   Transcript: Included with 4.1

1
Box

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   Transcript: x pages

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   Transcript: 17 pages

1

Towhet, Caroline and Mary Ann Meanus. 

Box

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   Transcript: 34 pages

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   Transcript: 25 pages

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   Transcript: 4 pages

1

Watters, Mari 

Box

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   Transcript: 10 pages

1

Audio Tape 9. Moscow, Idaho. Subjects: Protestant hymns in the Nez Perce language July 26, 1990   Transcript: 9 pages

1

Subseries 1. 1: Video Tapes 

Box

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   Approx. 60 minutes. Transcript: none

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   Approx. 60 minutes. Transcript: 3 pages (partial)

1

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

Box Folder

Jackson, Dorothy, Audio Tapes 1 - 4.1 

2 1

Miles, Beatrice, Audio Tape 5 

2 2

Pablo, Julia, Audio Tape 6 

2 3

Towhet, Caroline and Mary Ann Meanus, Audio Tapes 7 - 7.2 

2 4

Watters, Mari, Audio Tapes 8 & 9 

2 5

Slickpoo, Allen, Sr., Videotape 2 

2 6

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Series 3: Printed Materials 

Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration, Lapwai, Idaho 

Box Folder

 June 17-19, 1983   6 pages

2 7

 June 15-17, 1990   8 pages (see folder 18)

2 7

 June 14-16, 1991   9 pages (see folder 18)

2 7

 June 12-13, 1992   9 pages

2 7

 June 18-20, 1993   7 pages

2 7

 June 17-19, 1994   8 pages (see folder 18)

2 7

 June 16-18, 1995   16 pages

2 7
Box Folder

Chief Joseph Commemorative Dance and Encampment, Joseph, Oregon July 19, 1990   8 pages

2 7

Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow, Kamiah, Idaho 

Box Folder

 August 17-19, 1990   6 pages (see folder 19)

2 7

 August 16-18, 1991   4 pages

2 7

Four Nation Pow-wow, Lapwai, Idaho 

Box Folder

 November 19-21, 1990   14 pages

2 7

 November 18-20, 1991   8 pages

2 7
Box Folder

Four Nation Pow-wow, Lewiston, Idaho October 15-17, 1993   1 page

2 7

Mass and Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Joseph's Mission Church, Slickpoo, Idaho June 10, 1990   1 page (see folder 2 1)

2 7

Mat' alyma' Pow-wow and Root Feast, Kamiah, Idaho 

Box Folder

 May 18-20, 1990   6 pages (see folder 22)

2 7

 May 17-19, 1991   8 pages (see folder 22)

2 7
Box Folder

Nee-Mee-Poorn Longhouse Annual Root Feast and Pow-wow, Lapwai, Idaho May 11-13, 1990   4 pages (see folder 23)

2 7

Nez Perce Tribe Commemorative Reception for Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding Site, Idaho May 29, 1993   1 page

2 7

Pah-loots-pu Celebration, WSU, Pullman, Washington 

Box Folder

 March 27, 1993   14 pages

2 7

 March 26, 1994   6 pages

2 7

Talmaks Presbyterian Camp Meeting, Craigmont, Idaho 

Box Folder

 June 24-July 7, 1988   3 pages

2 7

 June 23-July 7, 1990   3 pages (see folder 26)

2 7

 June 27-July 11, 1991   3 pages (see folder 26)

2 7

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Series 4: Fieldnotes 

Subseries 4. 1: Interviews 

Box Folder

Axtell, Horace. Lewiston, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, pow-wow, war dance, change, Seven Drum religion, ceremonies, gender roles. July 7, 1990   4 pages

2 8

Cloud, Evelyn. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, musical experiences August 3, 1990   3 pages

2 9

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Musical experiences, Nez Perce language hymns October 30, 1990   1 page

2 9

Halfmoon, Nancy. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, Nez Perce language hymns. August 8, 1989   1 page

2 10

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, Nez Perce language hymns, pow-wow, gender roles. March 4, 1991   6 pages

2 10

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, women's roles. May 2, 1991   3 pages

2 10

Jackson, Dorothy. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change, gender roles. January 24, 1991   3 pages

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Musical experiences, change. February 7, 1991   2 pages

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, music, gender roles. July 11, 1991   3 pages

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Comments on photographs of food preparation, dances, game of shinny, relatives. October 23, 1991   4 pages

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, religions, gender roles. May 4, 1992   5 pages (8-12)

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, music, religions. October 9, 1993   10 pages (53-62)

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   4 pages

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, war dance, rituals, gender roles. March 16, 1994   4 pages (63-66)

2 11

Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Family history, gender roles, life history, musical experiences. November 29, 1994   9 pages (10- 18)

2 11

McAtty, Esther. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change. May 2, 1991   2 pages

2 12

Pablo, Julia. Lewiston, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, musical experiences, change. October 11, 1990   2 pages

2 13

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 pages

2 14

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   4 pages (4-7)

2 15

Watters, Mari. University of Idaho, Moscow. Subjects: Nez Perce songs, women's roles, personal experiences. June 21, 1990   5 pages

2 16

Yearout, Rosa. Lapwai, Idaho. Subjects: Life history, change, music, Catholic church, gender. July 21, 1991   3 pages

2 17

Subseries 4.2: Events 

Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Celebration, Lapwai, Idaho 

Box Folder

 June 15-17, 1990   8 pages (see folder 7)

2 18

 June 14-16, 1991   8 pages (see folder 7)

2 18

 June 17, 1994   3 pages (see folder 7)

2 18
Box Folder

Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow, Kamiah, Idaho August 17-18, 1990   13 pages (see folder 7)

2 19

Ku-au-mah Pow-wow at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington April 21, 1990   7 pages

2 20

Mass and Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Joseph's Mission Church, Slickpoo, Idaho June 10, 1990   4 pages (8-11) (see folder 7)

2 21

Mat'alyma'Pow-wow and Root Feast at Kamiah, Idaho 

Box Folder

 May 18, 1990 May 20, 1990   13 pages (1-7; 1-6) (see folder 7)

2 22

 May 19, 1991   4 pages (see folder 7)

2 22
Box Folder

Nee-mee-poom Longhouse Annual Root Reast and Pow-wow at Lapwai, Idaho May 12-13, 1990   13 pages (1-6; 1-7) (see folder 7)

2 23

Nespelem Longhouse Root Feast, Nespelem, Washington April 21, 1991   4 pages

2 24

Pah-loots-pu Celebration, Washington State University, Pullman April 4, 1991   2 pages

2 25

Talmaks Presbyterian Campmeeting, Craigmont, Idaho 

Box Folder

 July 5-6, 1990   3 pages (see folder 7)

2 26

 July 6-8, 1991   4 pages (see folder 7)

2 26
Box Folder

Webb, Chris, Washington State University, Department of Anthropology March 4, 1993   1 page

2 27

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Series 5: Photographs 

Box Folder

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   [color, 3x5]

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   [color, 3x5]

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   [color, 3x5]

2 28

Talmaks: Connie and Steve Evans'camp. Winchester, Idaho. Tipi, car, cabin, and kids' tipi barely visible behind car. July 1991.   [b & w, 3x5]

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.   [b & w, 3x5]

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.   [color, 3x5]

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.   [color, 3x5]

2 28

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