Finding Aid to Male Shooting Chant - Its Story Told By the Late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai MS.706

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 12


Title: Male Shooting Chant - Its Story Told By the Late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai
Identifier/Call Number: MS.706
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder, 214 pages)
Date: undated
Abstract: 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.
creator: Blue Eyes of Lukachukai
creator: Haile, Berard, Father, 1874-1961
creator: Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955

Scope and Content

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.

Preferred citation

Male Shooting Chant - Its Story Told By the Late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.706.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 12, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. J. J. Kirk, 1934 December 6.

Use

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.

Related Archival Materials

Male Shooting Chant--its story / by Blue Eyes of Lukachukai.; Berard Haile; Gladys A Reichard, ca. 1930, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Historical note

"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."
Source: Sandpaintings of the Navajo Shooting Chant by Gladys A. Reichard and Franc Johnson Newcomb, 1937.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carbon copies
Chants -- North America
Navajo Indians
Navajo Indians -- Religion
Navajo Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
Typescripts