Fonds whyte-389 - John Lee Laurie fonds

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John Lee Laurie fonds

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WHYTE whyte-389

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  • 1956, 1958 (Creation)
    Laurie, John Lee

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5 sound recordings : audio tape reels. -- 1 photographs : print

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John Lee Laurie, 1900-1959, was a teacher and native rights activist at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Laurie worked extensively with Alberta First Nations communities.

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Fonds consists mainly of recordings of songs by Sarcee, Stoney and Blackfoot Indians. Tape 1: Beaver Bundle songs, Peace Pipe Bundle songs, Two Weasel Coat songs, and One Woman's Circle Dance song, all sung by David Onespot (Sarcee). Tape 2: Stoney Indian songs and speakers. Includes: Ed Hunter, Nat Hunter, Bill McLean, Matthew Hunter, Albert Bearspaw, Judas Hunter and John Hunter. Tape 3: John Laurie, commentator, and singing by Tom Turned-Up-Nose (Blackfoot). Tapes 4 and 5: Tobacco Dance. Accompanied by photograph of Edward Hunter, Stoney Indian Chief. Recordings were made by John Laurie, with the assistance of Don Henderson.

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Acquired by donation, 1969, 1980


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  • Language is English

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No restrictions on access;Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply

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Associated fonds held by the Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta;Recordings are related to transcriptions by Betty Vaughan (M8/accn.2652)

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Record No. S3 / V275<br><br>

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