Visions of Sound
Musical Instruments of First Nation Communities in Northeastern America
Featuring over two hundred photographs of instruments, dialogues among the coauthors, numerous interviews with individual music makers, and an appended catalogue of over seven hundred instrument descriptions, this is an important book for all ethnomusicologists and students of Native American culture as well as general readers interested in Native American mythology and religious life.
Abbreviations of Archival Collections
Ch. 1: Cultural Knowledge: Searching at the Boundaries
Ch. 2: Relationship, Complementarity, and "Twinness"
Ch. 3: "Real"
Ch. 4: Languages of Sound
Ch. 5: Languages of Image, Design, and Structure
Ch. 6: Motion, Cycles, and Renewal
App. A: All the Nations