Muskogean Tribes Musical Influence on the Genre of Delta Blues

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Shackleford, Dale
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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
Little is known about the Native American influence on popular genres of music today. The subject has attracted little interest until recently, yet none of that interest has focused on the southeastern tribes, such as the Chickasaw or Choctaw. This is not altogether unusual as there remains much research to be done on how the various Native American cultures have influenced modern society. In terms of music specifically, there are very few descriptions and very little documentation of early Native American songs as the technology for recording was not invented until 1877. This thesis is merely a first step in introducing the idea that American Indigenous music has had an influence on popular forms of American music, such as Delta Blues. The written portion of this thesis has been done in conjunction with supporting audio musical compositions (many of which are original for this project) to assist in demonstration.
College of Media and Entertainment, Muskogean, Chickasaw, Chocktaw, Delta Blues, Blues, Music, Tribal, Tribes, Native American, Indigenous, Southeastern, Stomp Dance, Stomp, Dance, Guitar, Charlie Patton, Howlin' Wolf