On this day in 1924, Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States. In the Muse remembers this day with American Indian Melodies, one of the first publications by the Wa-Wan Press. Arthur Farwell, who harmonized the traditional melodies, founded the imprint in 1901 as a vehicle for the distribution of American music. The name Wa-Wan, which Alice C. Fletcher’s Study of Omaha Indian Music defines as “to sing to someone,” honors an important ceremony of the Omaha Indians which upheld peace, fellowship, and song. Learn more about Arthur Farwell and find more of his compositions in the Song of America presentation in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Read more about the Indian Citizenship Act, and evolving U.S. policy towards our indigenous peoples, in Today in History. And stay tuned to this space for news of more Wa-Wan press material which will be made available online later this year.