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James Mooney

James Mooney (February 10, 1861 – December 22, 1921) was an American ethnographer who lived for several years among the Cherokee. He did major studies of Southeastern Indians, as well as those on the Great Plains. His most notable works were his ethnographic studies of the Ghost Dance after Sitting Bull's death in 1890, a widespread 19th-century religious movement among various Native American culture groups, and the Cherokee: The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891), and Myths of the Cherokee (1900), all published by the US Bureau of American Ethnology. Artifacts from Mooney are in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and the Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History. Papers and photographs from Mooney are in the collections of the National Anthropological Archives, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10th, 1861 (Richmond), Died December 22nd, 1921 (Washington, D.C.)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1896

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 50 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Three melodies from the Ghost Dance James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 51 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Three melodies from the Ghost Dance James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 52 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Three melodies from the Ghost Dance James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 406 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Arrapahoe no. 47 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 407 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Arrapahoe no. 9 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 408 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Arrapahoe no. 28 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 409 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Caddo no. 12 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 410 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Arrapahoe no. 73 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 411 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Arrapahoe no. 44 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 412 7-in. 5/2/1896 Mescal song (Kiowas) James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 413 7-in. July 1894- Aug. 1894 Caddo, no. 15 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 414 7-in. 5/2/1896 Ghost Dance Kiowa 15 12 James Mooney Male vocal solo vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mooney, James," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101876.

Mooney, James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101876.

"Mooney, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101876

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