Thurlow Lieurance

Thurlow Lieurance

Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Death 9 Oct 1963 (aged 85)
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Burial Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot P 14
Memorial ID 11108652 · View Source
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Songwriter. He was known primarily for his song “By the Waters of Minnetonka". As a member of the Indianist movement, this song was inspired by a singer, Sitting Eagle, that he heard while visiting the Crow Reservation in Montana in October 1911. He recorded the song on a portable Edison Records recording device. After playing his music in the US and Europe, he received a grant from the Scientific Research Society of American to continue his research into Native American Music. Much of this research collection is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution.

Bio by: Eric Crow

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