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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This book on Plains Indian music and dance goes far beyond its geographically indicated target. It provides an instructive view of musical performances as a paradigm for understanding cultural continuity and change not only among American Indians in general but, I submit, many other ethnic and minority groups. Powers's discussion includes descriptive material pertaining to the movements and costumes involved in Plains Indian tribal and intertribal dances. He also reviews and critiques a number of available audio tapes and records which should be of special interest to readers of Sights and Sounds.
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