News — Louis Mann
1909 Yakama Songs: Louis Mann as recorded by Edward S. Curtis
You can still hear Louis Mann sing from 110 years ago. He recorded these songs with Edward S. Curtis. Hundreds of wax cylinders from numerous tribes are still around.
We will cover:
- The reaction of a grandson about his grandfather singing
- Support to digitize the songs and preserve them from a fragile state
- Ongoing questions regarding sharing songs
- Passing my history class, I get a flashback
Historic Examples of Treaty Rights Interpreter Louis Mann: Part 1
As Natives face a wide range of topics, we look at examples in our past. What is in history to help center these discussions?
Three Yakama elders talk about their grandfather, Louis Mann. In the first part of this series, we focus on fishing rights and a mountain.
In the late 1860s-1920s, tribes were being asked to sign papers they could not read. Louis Mann could read, write and speak English. His letters are substantial. In helping the Yakama people interpret policy presented by the government, he advocated for the treaty rights.