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Imagining Native America in Music$
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Michael V. Pisani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108934

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108934.001.0001

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Introduction: A Language for Imagining Native America

Introduction: A Language for Imagining Native America

(p.1) Introduction: A Language for Imagining Native America
Imagining Native America in Music

Michael V. Pisani

Yale University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the musical representation of Native America. This volume examines the music to evoke North and South American Indians and American national identity. It also investigates the pale-faced imitations of Native American music and ritual as rendered in the royal courts, the opera house, the theater, the salon, and the exhibition hall. This volume also traces the musical roots of America's Indian.

Keywords:   Native America, musical representation, North American Indians, South American Indians, American national identity, Native American music

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