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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Looking Back...

Chief Rising Sun, entertained at my birthday party in 1944. He participated in my father's production of The Sun Dance at the Broadway Theater in New York City in April, 1938. This opera was co-composed by Zitkala-Sa and William Hanson. I still have a Ute drum used in the production of the opera. My father sang the role of Ohiya in the 1914 production at Brigham Young University.

Chief Rising Sun

I guess you could say that my birthday parties have been going downhill ever since. 

1 comment:

Janet said...

I love this story of your bday party and the Ute drum which we have in our living room. A piece of the music world's history.