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Gloria Cypress doing beadwork
- Four color slides. Images are dark. Cypress was the sister of Billy Cypress, at the time the chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe. Her father was a Seminole from Big Cypress Reservation, but her mother was Miccosukee. Raised in Miami, she moved to the reservation at age 12. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.