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Finding Aid to Male Shooting Chant - Its Story Told By the Late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai MS.706
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Description
This is a typed carbon copy of a manuscript entitled "Male Shooting Chant - Its Story told by the late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai." Other title page notes read: Recorded by Father Berard Haile; free translation by Gladys A. Reichard.
Background
"In 1924, through the interest of the late Dr. P.E. Goddard of the American Museum of Natural History, the Southwest Society made it possible for Father Berard Haile, O.F.S., to record a long text of the Male Shooting Chant as told by Blue Eyes of Lukachukai. When Dr. Goddard died in 1928, he was preparing this myth for publication, and since I was interested in the Navajo, it fell into my hands. This myth is the description which gives the Chanter the key to the order of his rites and explains to him the why and wherefore of his actions. Every Navajo Chant has such a myth which the Chanter learns as he proceeds with his instruction."
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder, 214 pages)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
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