25 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Alligators"
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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.
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.
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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.
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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
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rufus Stratton, alligator hunter from St. Augustine, FL discusses his career as an alligator trapper (he traps nuisance alligators). According to his own record he has caught over 3,000 alligators since 1978.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rufus Stratton continues from C99-84 answering audience questions. Michael Berg discusses decoys and decoy carving. He discusses how he began making decoys and the materials he uses to make them such as basswood and custom carving knives. He also discusses duck-hunting and the use of decoys.
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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 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
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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Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Boltin told a story about alligators after the Djangos performed.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_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_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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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_75_c99-084Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Alligator hunting
Alligators
American alligator
Hunting Folklore
Hunting stories
Hunters
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a_s1576_75_c99-085Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)SoundCarvers (Decorative artists)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Occupational folklore
Occupational groups
Alligator hunting
Alligators
American alligator
Hunting Folklore
Hunting stories
Decoys (Hunting)
Wildlife wood-carving
Wood carving
Hunters
Wood carvers
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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_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_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_t88-006Ernie Williams and the Djangos performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Musicians
Singing
Bluegrass music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Storytelling
Alligators
Tales
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