Passamaquoddy War song
Polansuwe Susehp Neptan (Francis Joseph Neptune) | Jesse Walter Fewkes collection of Passamaquoddy cylinder recordings SR18
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Polansuwe Susehp Neptan (Francis Joseph Neptune) was sung by Peter Lacoote and recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes in Calais, Maine, March 17, 1890 (Fewkes' wax cylinder 18; Cylinder 4249; AFC 1972/003: SR18). Fewkes identified this as a "war song" in his field notes, and noted the name "Pere Lacoute".
Fewkes, Jesse Walter - Lacoote, Peter
Passamaquoddy War song ; Trading song
Mihqelsuwakonutomon (Song of Remembrance in the Passamaquoddy War Song Series) ; Esunomawotultine (Trading dance/song ) | Jesse Walter Fewkes collection of Passamaquoddy cylinder recordings SR29
The first song, Mihqelsuwakonutomon, means 'He/She tells memories of it'. This is a lament or mourning song. It is a fragment of one song in a series of songs and dances. Esunomawotultine, the trading dance, is the second song on Fewkes' wax cylinder 17 (Cylinder 4260; AFC 1972/003: SR29) recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes in Calais, Maine, March 16, 1890.
Fewkes, Jesse Walter - Selmore, Peter
Among the very first activities of the American Folklife Center (AFC) -- created in 1976 -- was the Federal Cylinder Project (FCP), a large-scale initiative to preserve and provide access to historic and fragile field recordings captured on wax cylinders, many dating back to the late nineteenth century. The goal of the FCP (1977-1987) was to gather together thousands of such historical recordings held...
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