A record of Tachi Indian songs, their stories and meanings by Marjorie Whited MS.1299
Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2010
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Description of Tachi Indian songs
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1299
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 pages (1 folder)
Date: circa 1940
creator: Tachi Indians.
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This collection consists of 4 typed pages of stories and words of Tachi Indian songs that are meant to accompany the record album created by the Tachis on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation near Lemoore, California, 1940 February 23. According to the author they are "real Indian songs". The songs were documented by White and sung by Tachi Indians Clarence Atwell, Josie Atwell, Belle Mendoza, Nick Cisco, Tom P. Thomas, Jim Burnell and Bessie Burnell.
- 1) The rain song, or the charm song
- 2) Sokum (or Sokawn)
- 3) Burris Park Song, or Woo-Hoo-Loo-Kan
- 4) Mahogany-Tree Song or, Ot-Sie (Ot-sy)
- 5) Deer Song
- 6) Eagle Song
- 7) Coyote Song
- 8) Sleepy Song.
Gift of Marjorie E. White, 1940 June.
A record of Tachi Indian songs, their stories and meanings, circa 1940, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1299.
Completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2012 August 14. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Thomas, Tom P.
Indians of North America -- California -- Songs and music.
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California
Santa Rosa Indian Reservation (Lemoore, Calif.)
Songs -- Texts.
Tachi Indians -- Songs and music.