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Brush Dance Song (1906 July)
Item number: 24-810
Duration: 54 seconds
Description: Museum catalog note: "The Brush Dance is a curing ritual traditionally performed for the benefit of a child who is sickly, feverish, or delicate in constitution. Kroeber indicates that this function becomes largely symbolic by 1900 (1925:61)." Keeling catalog note: "For musical transcription (by Kretschmer) and brief scalar analysis see Kroeber Papers (Carton 11)." Distributed on California Indian Music Project, Northwest region, tape 1, side B. Original cylinder 14-279. 150 speed.
Repository: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology