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Song Catcher: Life Story
Field trips taken by Frances Densmore
in the Study of Indian Music and Customs


1905
Cass Lake and White Earth Reservations, MN
Grand Portage Reservation, MN

1907
Leech Lake and White Earth, MN

1909
Red Lake and White Earth, MN

1910
White Earth
Lac du Flambeau and Odanah, WI

1911
White Earth
Sisseton, SD
Standing Rock Reservation, ND
White Earth

1912
Standing Rock and Fort Berthold Reservation, ND

1913
Standing Rock, SD

1914
Standing Rock, SD
Whiterocks, UT

1915
Standing Rock and Fort Berthold, White Earth

1916
Whiterocks, UT

1917
White Earth

1918
Fort Berthold and White Earth,
Red Lake and Cass Lake

1919
Pawnee, OK
Manitou Rapids Reservation, Ontario, Canada

1920
San Xavier, near Tucson, AZ
Sells and Vomari, AZ

1921
(Remaining in Arizona from previous trip)
Made brief trips to Fort McDowell, and Sacaton, AZ, and worked at Pawnee, OK

1922
Fort Yuma, CA, Somerton and Guadulupe, AZ
Lac Court Oreilles Reservation, WI
Mille Lacs, MN

1923
Neah Bay, WA

1924
Mille Lacs

1925
Cass Lake Reservation and Mille Lacs,
Keshena, WI

1926
Neah Bay, WA, and Chilliwack, BC

1927
Black River Falls, Balesville and Trempeleau, WI

1928
Black River Falls and Keshena

1929
Keshena and Galesville, WI

1930
Tomah and Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Grand Portage and Mille Lacs
Wisconsin Dells, WI

1931
Miami, FL
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells and Holmen, WI
Miami and Dania, FL

1932
Continuation of FL trip begun in 1931:
Indian villages along Tamiami Trail, and in the Everglades, also to Fort Myers, Brighton, Fort Drum, Lake Okeechobee and other localities.
Livingstone, TX

1933
Continuation of trip begun in 1932: Charenton, LA; Philadelphia, MS and Brighton, FL

1935
Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation, OK
Wisconsin Dells

1936
Leech Lake
Santa Domingo Pueblo, NM

1941
Omaha Reservation, NE

1945
Various Indian communities in Michigan

1954
Seminole Indians, FL


SOURCE: Densmore papers, unsorted documents, Folklife Library, Library of Congress.


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