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LOGGER'S SHEET 149 

LOGGER: Lori Taylor
REEL NUMBER: 1/9
STAGE: AFS
DATE:7/3/1988 
PRESENTOR: Tom Vennum
GROUP NAME: The Sacred, the Personal, the Offensive:
REGION/STYLE: Do We Preserve and Present?

[[2 columned table]]
| PERFORMER(S) | INSTRUMENT/OCCUPATION |
| --- | --- |
| Tom Vennum (ethnomusicologist- Wash,DC) |   |
| Leo Calac (Luiseno Culture Bank- San Luis [[strikethough]] Rey [[/strikethrough]], CA) |   |
| Ben Grayhawk(Badland Singer-Sioux-Montana) |   |
| Pualani Kanahele(hula teacher/dancer- Hilo, Hawaii) |   |

CONTENTS
1.Intro
2.TV- examples of Indian secrets- place names("Chicago" = big smell)
LC- mission period- ceremonies had to be private & secret.
3.TV- misunderstandings in early collections- people didn't realize it could be duplicated & disseminated now very private ceremonies are on record in public domain
4.TV-many tribal people hadn't known about the recording- now copies are being sent back to reservations & tribal groups.
5. 
6.BG- Personal Songs- made personally for an individual.
PK- About the sacred- until 19th century, each had a personal God in Hawaii- abolished practice. now often occupational gods. court case- Pele vs. Hawaii govt (about [[strikethrough]][[/strikethrough]] using energy)
7. 
8. Offensive? TV- a lot of early collectors censored (dirty words in Latin) 
9.BG- No need to tell you what our songs say-they're beautiful songs
10.TV- what is offensive varies by group
11.LC- performance of sacred songs by only a few now, but were recorded. Indian will often let other Indians(different tribes)into ceremonies.
12.TV- who should have access?
Smithsonian policy-if materials were gained illegally, they are returned
13.BG- comment on celebration.

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