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The Music & Art of the Northwest Coastal Indians

The Music & Art of the Northwest Coastal Indians

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    • 1. The Music &amp; Artof the NW Coastal Indians<br />Group #10<br />
    • 2. Members &amp; Tasks<br />Research ~ Kelly, Frank&amp; Kelsi<br />Videos, Music &amp; other Media ~ Maya<br />Map(s), Charts, etc. ~ Bailee &amp; Kyle<br />Interactive Activity ~ Joseph<br />Scripted Narration ~ Holly &amp; Amelia<br />Compilation of References ~ Angelo<br />PowerPoint Slide Compilation ~ Elizabeth<br />
    • 3. Northwest Coastal Indians<br /><ul><li>Hundreds of tribes span Northwest Coastal areas
    • 4. From Alaska to Northern California
    • 5. 100,000 Native Americans live on the West Coast</li></li></ul><li>History of Coastal Indians<br /><ul><li>Villages consisted of large rectangular homes, 30-40 people per home
    • 6. Large totem poles stood in front of the house showing the head of household
    • 7. Wore little clothing ~ basketry, hats (men) skirts, sleeveless jackets and aprons (women)</li></li></ul><li>Coastal Indian Musical Traditions<br /><ul><li>Vocalization and percussion the important tradition
    • 8. Drum most important instrument
    • 9. Diverse instruments versus any other tribes</li></li></ul><li>Potlatch Traditions<br />Customs and respect for elders are highly honored<br />Gift giving festival to show a tribes worth<br />Hosting tribe celebrated and gave generously for days<br />Each tribe celebrates in different ways<br />
    • 10. Native American Singers<br />Moderately relaxed and open vocal styles that emphasize lower ranges<br />Variety of ornaments and special vocal techniques for expressive purposes<br />Scale range, 4-6 tones and half step intervals<br />Singers perform in blended unison<br />
    • 11. Musical Instruments<br /><ul><li>Instruments represent mythical beings
    • 12. Instruments embellished to represent spirit of musician
    • 13. Other instruments: whistles, rattles, flutes, horns and percussions</li></li></ul><li>Coastal IndianArt/Musical Examples<br />Video contains images of totems, jewelry and masks, along with tradition drum music<br />Native Americans known for basketry, woodcarving and weaving<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Wt7RO8BX4<br />Video contains Intuit tribe members performing traditional throat singing<br />Form of entertainment among females`<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IqOegVCNKI&amp;feature=related<br />
    • 14. Ceremonies &amp; Rituals<br /><ul><li>Kwakiutl Ceremonial Dance
    • 15. Generational tradition
    • 16. Songs/dances considered private property to families to be passed down
    • 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRT_6ZmcGR4</li></li></ul><li>NW Coastal Word Search<br />
    • 18. Northwest Coast Art<br />Northwest Coast art includes several cultures<br />Each century, each culture developed its own artistic style, myth and ceremony<br />Belief was all living and natural thing had a soul and purpose<br />Respect was shown in their art<br />Guided by mythology<br />Totems poles are unique to Northwest Indians<br />Carved and painted masks represents spirits<br />Tribal clans closely related to animals<br />
    • 19. Performance Masks<br /><ul><li>Important part of all Native American ceremonies
    • 20. Multiple types of masks ~ single face, mechanical mask and transformation mask
    • 21. Masks made in cooper shows signs of wealth</li></li></ul><li>TotemPoles<br /><ul><li>Each design varies from culture to culture
    • 22. Can symbolize tribe, clan, family or individual
    • 23. Recount family legends or special events
    • 24. Some figures represent negative reminders too
    • 25. Never the object of worship</li></li></ul><li>Chilkat Blanket<br /><ul><li>Worn by a dancer during a Potlatch ceremony
    • 26. Known as a “button blanket” due to pearl and shell buttons
    • 27. Highly valued up and down the coast and traded</li></li></ul><li>Coastal IndiansToday<br />Potlatches are openly celebrated in Canada<br />Native carvers are educating the public with totems<br />Traditions are being carried on with new totems, museums and honoring the deceased<br />Increased celebrations for important events and family histories<br />
    • 28. References<br />Adelphi University. Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://aupac.adelphi.edu/events/thunderbird-indians.php&gt;. <br />American Indians - Northwest Bands. Kidzworld, n.d. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.kidzworld.com/article/1387-american-indians-northwest-bands&gt;. <br />American Museum Collection. Northwest Coast Chief&apos;s Ceremonial Wood Raven Rattle. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.anthroposgallery.com/gallery/ravenrattle.html&gt;. <br />Blecha, Peter. Song-Catchers: Documenting the Music of Northwest Indians. HistoryLink, 22 Dec. 2005. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.historylink.org/index.cfmDisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;file_id=7565&gt;. <br />Curtis, Edward. Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch Dancers and Singers. Native AmericanEncyclopedia. Potlatch. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/potlatch/&gt;. <br />
    • 29. References<br />Glazner, Chris, Roxanne Solis, and Geoff Weinman. Drums and Songs. Oracle, Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://library.thinkquest.org/3081/drum.htm&gt;. <br />The Grand Father Style Flute. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.heartsongflutes.com/grand-father-style-flute.htm&gt;. <br />Inuit throat-singing demonstration . Smithsonian Folkways, YouTube.com. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IqOegVCNKI&amp;feature=related&gt;. <br />Miller, Gay. &quot;Northwestern Coastal Indians.&quot; Native Americans. 2001. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/index.htm&gt;. <br />Native American Culture and Map. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.snowwowl.com/maps/mapnorthwest.html&gt; <br />
    • 30. References<br />Native American music.&quot; Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.EncyclopædiaBritannica, 2011. Web. 05 May. 2011. &lt;http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1350772/Native-American-music&gt;. <br />Northwest Coast Indian.&quot; Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.EncyclopædiaBritannica, 2011. Web. 05 May. 2011. &lt;http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/420049/Northwest-Coast-Indian <br />Quish, Na Na. Hand Painted Drums. Sa-Cinn Native Enterprises , Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://www.sa-cinn.com/drums.htm&gt;. <br />Stanley Park Totem Poles. Web. 5 May 2011. &lt;http://blogs.glnd.k12.va.us/teachers/atolson/files/2008/11/stanley-park-totem-poles-vancouver-bc613.jpg&gt;. <br />Wikipedia contributors. &quot;Northwest Coast art.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 Apr. 2011. Web. 5 May. 2011. &lt;http://mrsbarberchs.wikispaces.com/z6+Northwest+Coast&gt;. <br />

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