Omaha Indian Music
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Miller, George (Inke'tonga (Big Shoulder)
Merrick, Joseph (Gio
La Flesche, Francis Jr.
This song was collected by Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis Flesche. It is included on Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection (AFC L71).
From the liner notes of the Omaha Indian Music album: The Omaha had only one funeral song, addressed directly to the spirit of the dead and intended to cheer the spirit on its journey (1893, p. 42, 122; 1911, pp. 592-594).
Probable years of birth of George Miller and Joseph Merrick are 1852 and 1845, respectively.
wax cylinder recording
Commentary on Funeral Song
AFS 20,310: 8f