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Title Chants indiens du Canada Nord-Ouest [manuscript]: recueillis, classés et notés par Emile Petitot, prêtre missionnaire au Mackenzie, de 1862-1882, 1889
Author Petitot, Father, Emile
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Ms. compilation, dated 1889 in Mareuil-lès-Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), France, of music and words to 46 chants used by various Indian tribes from northwest Canada in their dances, games, and war ceremonies, collected, transcribed, and notated by Father Emile Petitot during the years he spent in Mackenzie, British Columbia as a missionary priest to the Indians, between 1862 and 1882. Music is arranged on 5-line staves, in modern round notation, and includes words in various Indian languages, as well as Petitot’s notes in French. 1. Chants cris ou Ayis-Iyiniwak -- 2. Chants Dènè Tchippewayan -- 3. Chants Dène Etcha-Ottinè ou Esclaves -- 4. Chants dunè Flancs-de-chien ou Kli-tchonghè -- 5. Chants Dènè Peaux-de-lièvre ou Kha-tchô Gottinè -- 6. Chants Dindjié ou Loucheux -- 7. Chants Esquimaux Tchiglit.
Places Mackenzie, British Colombia, Canada
Keywords ceremony, war, custom, culture, tradition, song, dance, Mackenzie Eskimo, music
Theme First Nations of Canada
Culture Area Great Plains, Plateau, Northeast, Subarctic
Language French
Place of Publication Mareuil-lès-Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), France
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 715
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue