Item MAN-015 - Mungo Martin singing Kwakwaka-wakw potlach songs

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Mungo Martin singing Kwakwaka-wakw potlach songs

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  • 1953 (Creation)

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1 audio reel ; 5"

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Item is a sound recording made by Dr. Ida Halpern of Mungo Martin singing Kwakwaka'wakw potlach songs including aw bone-game (lahal) song and a gambling song.

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Audio Recordings Reel to Reel Box 2

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10.3 MB sound recording (mp3) : 5 min.

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Recordings made by Dr. Halpern of Mungo Martin are also featured in Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest, released by Folkways Records in 1981 through support of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and available digitally online at Also see the Ida Halpern fonds at the BC Archives, specifically Sub-series MS-3195.B – Mungo Martin recording sessions; dates of creation 1951-1961 (

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  • Box: Audio Recordings Reel to Reel Box 2