May 31st in Gennett History, 1930: J. Walter Fewkes, the Chief of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institute Died

May 31st in Gennett History, 1930: J. Walter Fewkes, the Chief of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institute died. Fewkes supervised Gennett’s field recordings of the Hopi Indians at the El Tovar Hotel near the Grand Canyon. One of the recordings featured Kutqa,Chief of Walpi Pueblo performing “Mucaiasti Katcina (Buffalo Hunt).” It appeared on Gennett 5758.

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