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A Study of the Basin Indian Music Prepared for Dr. Sven Liljeblad by Betty C. Anderson

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Identifier: SHL069

Content Description

A paper donated by Betty Anderson: includes descriptions of songs and sheet music of the Basin Indians: Northern and Southern Utes, Paiutes, Shoshoni, Bannock, Modoc and Klamath tribes. No date.

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Biographical / Historical

Sven S. Liljeblad (1899-2000) was a prominent folklorist, linguist, and anthropologist, who participated in an important chapter of Great Basin Native American studies beginning in the 1940s. Born in Jönköping in southern Sweden in 1899, Liljeblad earned his doctorate at Lund University in 1927 under the direction of famed folklorist, Carl Wilhelm von Sydow. Liljeblad came to the United States in 1939, where he studied Northern Paiute, Bannock, and Shoshone oral traditions and language. Liljeblad’s work in the Great Basin spanned five decades. His legacy includes one of the largest collections of Northern Paiute, Bannock, and Shoshone language and oral tradition. Liljeblad worked at a pivotal time when much would have been lost had he not recorded people throughout the region. Sven Liljeblad died in Sweden on March 17, 2000, two months short of his 101st birthday.

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English

Abstract

Sven S. Liljeblad (1899-2000) was a prominent folklorist, linguist, and anthropologist, who participated in an important chapter of Great Basin Native American studies. Collection consists of a paper donated by Betty Anderson: includes descriptions of songs and sheet music of the Basin Indians: Northern and Southern Utes, Paiutes, Shoshoni, Bannock, Modoc and Klamath tribes.
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