Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations, Haida Gwaii, Music
In 1972, when the National Museum of Man in Ottawa initiated its important Mercury Series of publications, one of its three releases that year was Wendy Bross Stuart’s Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 3, National Museum of Man, 1972), a study of the variations of the Salish game called Slahal and the music that accompanies it. As an ethnomusicologist, Stuart has spent decades teaching samisen and koto and is an accomplished performer of Japanese and Yiddish music. With linguist John Enrico, she began their collaborative study of Haida songs in 1980 and published a 519-page study, Northern Haida Songs (University of Nebraska Press, 1996), which situates Haida music in the context of the Northwest Coast. It presents a collection of 128 songs, fully transcribed and analyzed, representing some 20 types of songs.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians
Stuart, Wendy Bross. Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 3, National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada, 1972).
Stuart, Wendy Bross & John Enrico. Northern Haida Songs (University of Nebraska Press, 1996).
[BCBW 2004] "Anthropology" "QCI" "First Nations" "Music"