Sean Owen Collection

Jon M. Fletcher
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
901 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste C-204
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 778-1079
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(c) 2011
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Sean Owen Collection

Accession number: 2011.003

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

ACCM Archives

Palm Springs, California
Processed by:
Jon M. Fletcher
Date Completed:
07/14/2011
Encoded by:
Jon M. Fletcher
(c) 2011 Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sean Owen Collection
Dates: 2006-2009
Accession number: 2011.003
Creator: Owen, Sean
Collection Size: 1.75 linear feet
Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, California 92262
Abstract: Video footage featuring Cahuilla bird singers and other subjects. Participants included Alvino Siva, Michael Mirelez, Gerald Clarke, Anthony Andreas Jr., Kim Marcus, Robert Levi, Katherine Siva-Saubel, and others. Recorded in preparation for the film Sing Birds: Cahuilla Path to Power, produced by Sean Owen. Recorded between the years 2006-2009.
Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Cahuilla

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication/Reproduction Rights

Ownership of the physical collection belongs to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Other rights, including copyright and cultural rights, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds these rights and pursue the rights owner[s] or his or her heir[s] for permission to publish or reproduce content where the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum does not hold such rights. For research purposes only.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sean Owen Collection, 2011.003, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

Acquisition Information

Donation.

Biography / Administrative History

Video recordings produced and collected by Sean Owen. Raw material from this collection formed the basis for the film Sing Birds: Cahuilla Path to Power by Sean Owen. Materials collected between the years 2006-2009.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection includes 62 MiniDV-format video tapes featuring interviews with Cahuilla bird singers and other informants. Participants included Alvino Siva, Michael Mirelez, Gerald Clarke, Anthony Andreas Jr., Kim Marcus, Robert Levi, Katherine Siva-Saubel, and others. Recorded in preparation for the film Sing Birds: Cahuilla Path to Power, produced by Sean Owen. Recorded between the years 2006-2009.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers
Noli Indian School
Pala Tribal Singers
Bean, Lowell
Andreas, Anthony Jr.
Clarke, Gerald
Saubel, Katherine Siva
Andreas, Mary Ann
Mirelez, Michael
Milanovich, Sean
Marcus, Kim
Torres, Ray
Morreo, Ernest
Hamilton, Manuel
Lugo, Rita
Ward, Melody
Tortes, Joe
Levi, Robert
Siva, Alvino
Modesto, JoMay
Vanegas, O'Jay
Ward, Gabriel
Siva, Ernest
Morillo, Rosemary
Estrada, Steven
Hamilton, Ann
Browne, Mildred
Ortner, Vyola
Birdsinging
Bird Singing
Birdsongs
Bird Songs
Cahuilla
Solar energy


 

Series 1 Series 1: Individual Informants and Single Groups 2006-2009

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video interviews and other recordings with individual informants.
2011.003 .001

JoMay Modesto

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .002

O'Jay Vanegas

Scope and Content Note

Recorded January 29, 2007.
2011.003 .003

Gabriel Ward

Scope and Content Note

Recorded August 10, 2007.
2011.003 .004

Ernest Siva

Scope and Content Note

Recorded September 10, 2007.
2011.003 .005

Rosemary Morillo

Scope and Content Note

Recorded April 11, 2007.
2011.003 .006

Steven Estrada

Scope and Content Note

Recorded August 8, 2007.
2011.003 .007

Ann Hamilton

Scope and Content Note

Recorded March 8, 2007.
2011.003 .010

Mildred Browne

Scope and Content Note

Recorded January 18, 2007.
2011.003 .011

Vyola Ortner

Scope and Content Note

Recorded May 15, 2007.
2011.003 .012

Mary Ann Andreas

Scope and Content Note

Recorded November 15, 2007.
2011.003 .013

Michael Contreras Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Recorded March 4, 2007.
2011.003 .014

Anthony Andreas Jr. #1

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .015

Anthony Andreas Jr. #2

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .018

Lowell Bean #1

Scope and Content Note

Lowell Bean discusses Spanish American history. Date unknown.
2011.003 .019

Lowell Bean #2

Scope and Content Note

Lowell Bean discusses Cahuilla pre-history. Date unknown.
2011.003 .041

Robert Levi and Son

Scope and Content Note

Recorded November 25, 2006.
2011.003 .042

Melody Ward and Joe Tortes at Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation

Scope and Content Note

Discussion of Ramona Reservation's solar installation project. Date unknown.
2011.003 .043

Rita Lugo

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .044

Manuel Hamilton and solar landscape

Scope and Content Note

Recorded February 9, 2007.
2011.003 .045

Katherine Siva-Saubel

Scope and Content Note

Recorded December 7, 2006.
2011.003 .046

Pala Inter-Tribal Singers

Scope and Content Note

Recorded March 24, 2009.
2011.003 .047

Noli Indian School Singers with Kim Marcus and Students

Scope and Content Note

Recorded February 28, 2008.
2011.003 .048

Mary Ann Andreas, Patricia Samson, Judy Leivas

Scope and Content Note

Recorded November 1, 2008.
2011.003 .049

Ernest Morreo at Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .050

Ray Torres

Scope and Content Note

Recorded March 6, 2007.
2011.003 .051

Kim Marcus Bird Singers

Scope and Content Note

Recorded January 6, 2007.
2011.003 .052

Sean Milanovich, William M., and Emmannuel at Cahuilla Point

Scope and Content Note

Date uknown.
 

Series 2 Series 2: Other Subjects 2006-2009

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video recordings of topics other than interviews.
2011.003 .008

Cahuilla Lesson at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .009 + .022-2 through 022-9

Landscapes

Scope and Content Note

Landscapes .009, Landscapes 002-2, Landscapes 002-3: Palm Desert and Torres, Landscapes 002-4: Cahuilla Mountain in Fog, Sunset on Hwy 74, Rolling Hills, Landscapes 002-5: Idyllwild Meadow, Landscapes 002-6: Torres School Building, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office, Landscapes 002-7: Moon, Landscapes 002-8: Palm Springs, Landscapes 002-9: no titleDate unknown.
2011.003 .016 thorugh .017

Pow-Wow at Fantasy Springs Casino #1, #2

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .020

Paintings and Petroglyphs

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
2011.003 .021

Artifacts Owned by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Scope and Content Note

Date unknown.
 

Series 3 Series 3: Morongo Pow-Wow 2006-2006

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video footage of individuals and groups at the Morongo Pow-Wow. Filmed in 2006.
2011.003 .023 through 0.26

Morongo Pow-Wow #1-4

Scope and Content Note

Four recordings. Footage of the Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers (DC Bird Singers). Filmed in 2006.
2011.003 .027 through .028

Morongo Pow-Wow #5-6

Scope and Content Note

Walter Holmes Interviews (Morongo Bird Singers). Filmed in 2006.
2011.003 .025

Morongo Pow-Wow #3

Scope and Content Note

Footage of the Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers (DC Bird Singers). Filmed in 2006.
 

Series 4 Series 4: Bird Singers and Gerald Clarke 2007-2007

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video footage featuring Gerald Clarke and bird singers. Filmed in 2007.
2011.003 .029 through .030

Bird Singers #1, #2

Scope and Content Note

Two video recordings. Footage of bird singers Gerald Clark, William Madrigal, Jerome Salgado, and Robert (?). Filmed in 2007.
2011.003 .031 through .033

Bird Singers #3, #4, #5

Scope and Content Note

Three video recordings. Footage of Gerald Clarke. Filmed on October 16, 2007.
 

Series 5 Series 5: Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers and Michael Mirelez 2006-2009

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video footage featuring the Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers (DC Birdsingers) and Michael Mirelez.
2011.003 .034 through .035

DC Bird Singers #1, #2

Scope and Content Note

Two video recordings. Video footage featuring the Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers and Michael Mirelez at Torres Park. Date unknown.
2011.003 .036

DC Bird Singers #3

Scope and Content Note

Video footage featuring Michael Mirelez. Date unknown.
2011.003 .037 through .040

Michael Mirelez #1, #2, #3, #4

Scope and Content Note

Four video recordings. Video footage featuring Michael Mirelez. Date unknown. #1: no title, #2, no title, #3: House, #4: Cage fighting
 

Series 6 Series 6: Alvino Siva 2007-2008

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Video footage featuring Alvino Siva. Filmed in 2007 and/or 2008.
2011.003 .053 through .054

Alvino Siva #2, #3: Birthday

Scope and Content Note

Two video recordings. Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .055

Alvino Siva #4: Recording at Don Puts

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .056

Alvino Siva #5

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .057

Alvino Siva #6: Singing at College of the Desert

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .058

Alvino Siva #7: Teaching

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .059 and .062

Alvino Siva #8, #10: Home

Scope and Content Note

Recorded 2007 or 2008.
2011.003 .060 through .061

Alvino Siva #9, #10: with Michael Mirelez

Scope and Content Note

Two video recordings. Recorded 2007 or 2008.