First edition. 8vo. Color cloth decorated in an Indian design, , xxx , 572  pp., frontispiece, introduction, foreword, illustrations from photographs and from original drawings by Indians, appendix, index. The author has recorded music and stories from eighteen tribes to demonstrate the universal creativity of Native American songs and rituals. She titled her book to express the idea that the singers were the authors and that she only facilitated the documentary process. Music and lore from Eastern Indians, Plains Indians, Lake Indians, Northwestern Indians, Southwestern Indians, and Pueblo Indians. Tribes include Wabanski, Dakota, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Winnebago, Kwakiutl, Pima, Apache, Mojave-Apache, Yuma, Navajo, Zuni, San Juan, Acoma, Laguna, and Hopi. Former owner's neat inked signature on front pastedown sheet, else a fine, bright, tight copy of an informative and attractively presented book.
Inventory Number: 44651