The Music of Native America
"The Music of the Native American,"
Charles Hamm in Music in the World
N.Y. w.w. Norton & Co. 1983 pps. 3-23
It is very hard to collect an overall idea of what the music of the Native American is due to such a large time span and the vast number of small tribes spread throughout North America. Each tribe was exceptionally different and had its own language and ways. Another problem was that no tribe ever recorded their music on paper, which adds to the mystery of their music. The only sources documented are from the Europeans and what they saw when coming to this new world. …
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