Melissa Parkhurst
Melissa Parkhurst

Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

The book chronicles the musical life of the Salem, Ore., school, the oldest continuously operating federal boarding school for Native American children.

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