Sheet Music of the Week: American Indian Edition

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 […]

June 1, 1862: Lee takes Command

The following is a guest post from Head of Acquisitions & Processing Denise Gallo. When the Civil War began, Lincoln’s army was under the command of a well-seasoned war hero, General Winfield Scott. For the task at hand, though, his reputation served little, since Scott, whose initial Army commission had been issued in 1808, was […]