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Frances Densmore, US anthropologist

Frances Densmore, US anthropologist

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Frances Densmore (left, 1867-1957), US ethnologist, using a phonograph (left) to record the voice and stories of Mountain Chief, a Native American from the Piegan tribe. Densmore's speciality was ethnomusicology, recording the sounds and use of music in Native American culture in the early years of the 20th century. The Piegan tribe are part of the Blackfoot Confederacy of tribes, and live in Montana, USA. Photographed in 1916.

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