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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Bowlegs, Billy, III, 1862-1965"
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Billy Bowlegs III

Billy Bowlegs III

Date
1960
Description
Two color slides. A famed Seminole hunting guide and healer, Billy Bowlegs III lived to 102. He demonstrated Seminole culture at several of the early Florida Folk Festivals. Recordings of Bowlegs can be found in S 1576. The images were gathered for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
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Billy Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk Festival

Billy Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1950
Description
Four color slides. Images of Seminole patriarch Billy Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk festival in the 1950s. Bowlegs was famous as a hunting guide in the early twentieth century. Before dying in 1965 at his Brighton Seminole Reservation home, Bowlegs participated in every Florida Folk Festival.
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Images from the 1954 Florida Folk Festival

Images from the 1954 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1954-05-06
Description
Eight black and white prints. P82-44 Josie Billie, Billy Bowlegs III, Fred Beaver P82-45 Billy Bowlegs III, Fred Beaver P82-46 Fred Beaver and his art work P82-47 Group photo: Josie Billie, two people, unidentified, Billy Bowlegs III, unidentified, Fred Beaver, Alton Morris P82-48 Square dancers and string band, with Fred Beaver onstage P82-49 African American gospel choir performing P82-50 Square dancers and pianist P82-51 Ruth Neal of Gainesville singing and playing guitar. Fred Beaver was a Creek Indian artist from Oklahoma. Billy Bowlegs and Josie Billie were members of the Florida Seminole people. For recordings of the 1954 Florida Folk Festival, see S 1576, reels T76-1 though T76-9.
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Film of the 1961 Florida Folk Festival

Film of the 1961 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1961-05-21
Description
One 16mm film. 25 minutes. Sound & silent. (User copy can be found on video V-199 FLDA002) This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminole Indians and the origin of the Suwannee River 's name. Next, four Seminoles sing in the native Seminole language. Through translator Frank Shore, Seminole Billy Tiger explains how he uses a medicine branch to cure the mentally ill. Jessie DeVane of Lake Placid talks with Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs III about his adventures hunting bear, deer and turkey. Nancy, Mary Jane and Molly Shore, daughters of Seminole Frank Shore, sing "Jesus Loves Me" in their native language. A group of young men from Tarpon Springs dressed in traditional Greek attire dance. Whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard demonstrate tricks. There are additional shots of visitors touring the park. The film ends with a choir dressed in period costumes singing. Produced by Peter Elgar Productions.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Billy Bowlegs IIIBilly Bowlegs IIIStill ImageEthnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Clothing and dress
Native Americans
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Billy Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk FestivalBilly Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Seminole Indians
Clothing and dress
Native Americans
Older men
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Images from the 1954 Florida Folk FestivalImages from the 1954 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Dance
Choir singing
Performers
Demonstrations
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Art
Creek Indians
Painting
Painters
Musicians
Guitarist
Singers
Artists
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Film of the 1961 Florida Folk FestivalFilm of the 1961 Florida Folk FestivalMoving ImageFestivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Music performance
Dancers
Folk dance
Whipcracking
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Mikasuki language
Creek Indians
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