25 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Alligators"
Glen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Glen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-29
Description
Simmons discusses boatbuilding (including materials and methods) and alligator hunting. The interview represents the first portion of tape C93-8.
Collection
Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festival

Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festival

Date
1987-11-22
Description
Forty-eight color slides. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Interview with alligator hunter Bill Crowder

Interview with alligator hunter Bill Crowder

Date
1983-02-18
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with alligator hunter Crowder, who was licensed with the state to capture and kill nuisance alligators, including within the Suwannee River. Interview conducted at the Stephen Foster Center.
Collection
Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard Bowers

Date
1983-05-04
Description
Two audio cassettes. Bowers, an alligator wrestler at Native Village near Hollywood Reservation, was born in Fort Lauderdale in 1955. In the interview, he discusses growing up in a rural family and learning to alligator wrestle after a 4-H agent suggested he try it. He learned the practice from Johnny Buck, an old alligator wrestler. He explains how he received his first job from Chairman Billie and says never had any serious injuries. In addition, he discusses the relationship that grew between the Seminoles and alligators; how the Seminoles view alligator wrestling; how the capture the alligators; codes and regulations; the biggest alligator he wrestled (one that was 10 feet long); alligators' differing personalities and their aggressiveness; praying to thank the alligator after a wrestling match; wrestling techniques and other issues.
Collection
Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Interview with boat builder Glen Simmons

Date
1985-09-05
Description
Two reel to reels (copied onto audio cassette: C86-48 and C86-158.) Interview with Everglades native, hunter, and boat builder Simmons. He discusses hunting alligators; trapping otters and other animals; trading with Seminole Indians; life during the Depression; Everglades drainage; building skiffs; dug out canoes; and camping in the Everglades. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Date
1981-10-24
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C81-89 and C81-90.) The Bowers discuss sewing machines; patchwork; how they learned to sew traditional Seminole patterns; designs; clothing; life in Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation; sofke; fry bread; native languages; chickees; the Green Corn Dance; male initiation rites; and cooking/eating alligators. The recordings were created 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.
Collection
Interview with Maggie Melton

Interview with Maggie Melton

Date
1978-05-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. C78-55: Margaret (Maggie) Melton discusses snake and alligator hunting, cooking, and skinning; making birdhouses from gourds; working with hides and bones; foods unique to the Plant City area; cooking hog organs and gophers; making turtle soup; cane grinding and syrup making; candy pulls; fishing nets made from burlap sacks; and teas used for home remedies. C78-56: Melton discusses making things from nature; fishing for and cooking scallops; gardening during a full moon; making jewelry from bones; preparing snake hides; and making belts.
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Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Interview with Myakka City resident Larry Albritton

Date
1984-02-05
Description
One reel to reel. Albritton talks about growing up in Myakka, including hunting (alligators, frogs, and rabbits), ranching, going to school, moonshining, and fishing. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
Collection
James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstration

James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstration

Date
1987-11-21
Description
One audio recording. Billie describing Bill Osceola wrestling alligators at the American Indian Days festival. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator Farms

Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator Farms

Date
1983-10-06
Description
Seventeen color slides. 77-78: Images of the ceremony; 79-86: Park employee with Paul Wagner and Loomis; 87-88: Wagner and Father Coll; 89: Bulger; 90: Belland; 91-93: Reception with Jean Lee. The Minorcan Cultural Exchange Tour, which ran from 10/6-13/1983, was created through an agreement between the Florida Dept. of State and Minorca to celebrate Florida's two hundred year Minorcan heritage. First brought over as workers for a British plantation in the 1770s, most soon escaped the harsh working conditions and settled in St. Augustine. The tour was organized by Secretary of State George Firestone, the Bureau of Florida Folklife (Bulger, Belland, Loomis), Division of Historical Resources (Jean Lee and Paul Weaver) and the Florida Museum of History (Pat Wickman). The tour, with 140 performers and delegates from Minorca, consisted of a series of public performances and emerged out of the smaller program, the Minorcan Heritage Week held in May 1983. The tour traveled from St. Augustine, to the University of Florida, to EPCOT, to Cypress Gardens, then finally to Miami for departure back to Spain. Some records for the tour can be found in S 1578, Box 3, folder 81.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_30_c93-008aGlen Simmons interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Oral narratives
Boatbuilding
Alligators
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Images of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festivalImages of the 8th Annual American Indian Days festivalStill ImageTree farmers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Festivals
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Dancers
Dance
Native Americans
Dolls
Demonstrations
Alligators
Wrestlers
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a_s1576_39_tape32Interview with alligator hunter Bill CrowderSoundHunters
Fieldwork
Interviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Alligator hunting
Alligators
Hunting
Hunting Equipment and supplies
Hunting stories
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a_s1576_10_c83-109Interview with Alligator wrestler Richard BowersSoundWrestlers
Performers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Local history
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Alligators
Animals
Performing arts
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Tourism
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a_s1576_t86-002Interview with boat builder Glen SimmonsSoundBoatbuilders
Fieldwork
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Boatbuilding
Boats and boating
Wetland animals
Swamp animals
Wetlands
Swamps
Nature
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Alligators
Skiffs
Canoes
Hunting
Animal traps
Trapping
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a_s1576_t81-118Interview with Linda and Paul BowersSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Interviews
Oral histories
Patchwork
Festivals
Sewing
Indian reservations
Food habits
Mikasuki language
Chickee
Alligators
Food preparation
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a_s1576_02_c78-055Interview with Maggie MeltonSoundArtisans
Interviews
Fieldwork
Snakes
Belts (Clothing)
Animals
Alligators
Leather goods
Life histories
Hunting
Fauna
Food preparation
Jewelry making
Turtles
Domestic arts
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a_s1576_t85-218Interview with Myakka City resident Larry AlbrittonSoundFarmers
Beekeepers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Family history
Alligators
Distilling, Illicit
Ranching
Hunting
Hunting Anecdotes
Cookery (Alligator)
Fences
Education
Local history
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a_s1622_03_tape14James Billie talk during an alligator wrestling demonstrationSoundOrators
Performers
Fieldwork
Festivals
Sound recordings
Oral communication
Oral performance
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Alligators
Performances
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Minorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator FarmsMinorcan Culture ceremony at St. Augustine's Alligator FarmsStill ImageSpecial events
Cultural exchanges
Exchange of persons programs
Rites and ceremonies
Dancers
Public speaking
Choir singing
A capella singing
Tourism
Alligators
Amusement parks
Singers
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