Item AAAC3219-013 - Love Song, Little Seal

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Love Song, Little Seal

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  • sound recording

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  • Attributions and conjectures: Additional title information based on interviews with William Wasden, Cody Nelson and Ryan Nicolson.
  • Source of title proper: Title based on Dr. Halpern's label notes
  • Attributions and conjectures: Provenance: Cape Mudge (Wiweḵa̓yi) or Campbell River (Wiweḵ̓am).

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  • January 7, 1947 (Creation)

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One song̱: Disk number SD234:0006 - Track 1, side 2, 1x6.5 in., Wilcox-Gay 'Recordio,' laminated disk.

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(July 17, 1910 - February 7, 1987)

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Ida Halpern recorded Bily Assu performing this song at his home in Cape Mudge - Weḵa'yi. Chief Assu commented on the song: "Love Song 100 years ago. G̱uła̱las. Campbell River (Wiweḵ̕a̱m. The widow sings and asks the seal how soon will she be married and the seal immediately disappeared which means she will be married very quickly. If not the head would be still over water to be seen. Chief Assu called it "One of the 1st Cape Mudge songs."

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Some lack of clarity due to age of the disk.

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Original recorded on sound disc SD234:0006 - Track 2 side 1, located in archives container number 002340-0386

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Copy migrated to reel T4339-046 on May 26, 1966. Placed in cool storage in 2012, location 700000, container AV 2012-0418. Digital archival copy created in 2014, stored in archival storage in box 000443-0303.

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