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Image: Transcription of a Yakutat Tlingit song from 1786

The earliest known transcription of an Indian song was done in July 1786 by Jean François de Galaup LaPĂ©rouse, from [Laguna 1972]:, volume 2, figure 64, page 560.

See The Development of Flutes in North America for more context about this image.

Transcription of a Yakutat Tlingit song from 1786