This accession consists of audio recordings created during the production of two compact discs, "Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women" and "Heartbeat 2: More Voices
of First Nations Women," as well as related recordings. "Heartbeat," released in 1995, and "Heartbeat 2," released in 1998, were produced for Smithsonian Folkways and featured
the music of Native American women. Materials include original masters, clone, remix, backup, and logs.
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Listening copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women (Sound recording : 1998) Search this
Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (Sound recording : 1995) Search this
This collection consists of 32 digital photographs shot by David J. Marcou and depict The Last Stand symphony dress rehearsal on April 24, 2008 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The photographs depict the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra; co-composers Bill Miller (Mohican/Stockbridge-Munsee), Joshua Yudkin, and Kristin Wilkinson; conductor Amy Mills; La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Director Connie Knutson and volunteer Mary Patros; and American Indian dancers and musicians including Lance Tallmadge (Ho-Chunk), Art Shegonee (Menominee), and the Battle Point Singers (Ho-Chunk).
Inspired by the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, The Last Stand symphony premiered on April 25, 2008 to a sold out audience.
Biographical / Historical:
David J. Marcou, a native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, graduated from Aquinas High School in 1968. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973 and another Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. He also received a Master of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Iowa-Iowa City in 1978. Marcou has worked as a writer, journalist, editor and photographer. He has taught courses on writing and photography at Western Wisconsin Technical College (now Western Technical College) in La Crosse.
Biographical note courtesy of the Smithsonian Libraries.
Donated by David J. Marcou in 2008.
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Identification of specific item; 2008; David J. Marcou photographs; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of David J. Marcou. Photograph by David J. Marcou.
National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History Search this
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This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority
of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout
the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel,
Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions
in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the "Smithsonian's
America" exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Dept. of Public
Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's
guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.