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Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association Sound Recordings of the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

 Collection
Identifier: MU-6

Scope and Content

This collection contains 36 sound tapes of ceremonial dances recorded in the field during the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, held in Gallup, N.M., August 12-15, 1965. The tapes contain music from Native American peoples from Mexico and across the United States, including the Southwest, Plains, Pacific Coast and Southeast. Twenty eight tribes are represented in the collection which has been arranged alphabetically by tribe. Also on the tapes there are descriptions of the types of dances being performed and who is performing. These descriptions and announcements are in English. The singing is in various tribal languages.

Part of the John Donald Robb Archive of Southwestern Music.

Dates

  • August 12-15, 1965

Language of Materials

Navajo or Navaho

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.

Institutional History

The Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was first held in 1921 at Gallup, New Mexico. It is held annually in the middle of August. It was started by a small group of Gallup businessmen, Indian traders, and reservation superintendents. This organizing group is called the Inter-Tribal Indian Cermonial Association. The original purposes were "the encouragement of Indian arts and crafts and the education of Whites to the beauties of Indian life" and also the "perpetuation of the dances, traditions and customs of Indian life." At the Ceremonial there are dances, rites, chants, songs, athletic contests, sports and handicrafts displays. In 1939 the New Mexico Legislature designated the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial a state institution and an official agency of the State of New Mexico.

Extent

36 cds

Related Material

Paul Tosa Collection of Jemez Pueblo Music Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Manuel Archuleta collection of Pueblo Indian, Navajo and Hopi music, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico James B. Wright Collection of Southwestern Native American and Hispanic Music, Interviews and Literary Programs Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico Sally Noe collection of Gallup oral histories and Southwest Native American music Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico

Processing Information

Reels reformatted to CDs in June 2011.

NOTE: The order of items on the CDs matches the order of items in the list below. However, due to the reformatting process, CD tracks do not necessarily start or stop at the same events as the list below.
Title
Finding Aid of the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association Sound Recordings of the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, August 12-15, 1965
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Monique Durham and Donald Burge
Date
©2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MU 6::Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association Sound Recordings of the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial)//EN" "nmu1mu6.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451