33 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Healers"
Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and stories

Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and stories

Date
1984
Description
Four reel to reels. Santiago discusses healing, medicine, gathering herbs, types of medicinal herbs used, healing training, gender roles, proper bahvior for Seminole women, trickster stories (rabbit stories), fire origin stories, the Green Corn Dance, and uses of fire. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with herbalist LaVerne Zipperer

Interview with herbalist LaVerne Zipperer

Date
1983-11-03
Description
One audio cassette. Side A Ms. Zipperer talks about her early childhood and things she learned; speaks of her children and two husbands; talks about getting 5 adopted children and 16 foster children for a total of 32 children; making a living to support the family by farming and public work; family property they live on; discusses various herbal remedies treating ailments such as infection, venereal disease, pneumonia, burns, colds; homemade shampoo; planting by the moon; talks about her parents' backgrounds; Indian and Spanish backgrounds in her family; family tradition of net making; husband taught her farming, she taught him net-making; talks about her grandmother's Indian herbal cures; strange cures. Side B Discusses natural cures further; discusses natural vs. non-natural childbirth; delivering 4 of her grandchildren; delivering animal babies; talks about making hoghead cheese.
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Interview with Jamie B. Jordan

Interview with Jamie B. Jordan

Date
1978-05-15
Description
Two audio cassettes. C78-57: Side 1: Jordan discusses dishes and foods indigenous to her household, central Northern Florida, and the rest of the South: rice and black-eyed peas, rice and tomatoes, mince meat pie, liver pudding, mustard greens and cornbread dumplings, sweet potato pie, and fruit cobblers. She also explains how to make hog's headcheese. In addition, she talks about preparing and eating polk salad greens, snakes, alligators, raccoon, gopher turtle, frogs' legs, etc. Side 2: Jordan talks about okra, planting by the moon and on Good Friday, Dog Days, delivering babies, home remedies, and root doctors. C78-58: Side 1: On her belief in witchcraft, her feelings on root doctors, on people poisoned and cured by witchcraft, a hurricane that hit Miami in 1927/1928, poisoning with snakes, and palm readers. In addition, Jordan discusses cures for boils, labor pains, childbirth, midwives, morning sickness, etc. Side 2: Jordan talks about her sister's illness and treatment by root doctors, her experiences at the Red Barn restaurant, and an FBI investigation on locals in her area.
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Interview with midwife Annie Mae Taylor

Interview with midwife Annie Mae Taylor

Date
1979-06-06
Description
One reel to reel. Taylor discusses her life and career as a midwife. Topics include family history; training with a local doctor; childbirth; medicinal treatments; pre-natal care; her first delivery in 1953; complications in childbirth including tearing, placenta, twins, and breached births; birth-related superstitions; labor pains; and monetary charges. Bonnie Carden, another midwife, also joins in towards the end of the interview.
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Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Date
1995-01-25
Description
Two audio cassettes. Images of Billie and Johns at Billie's home on the couch. Johns was funded to learn from Billie traditional Seminole herbal medicine including preparation of herbs, herbal treatments, healing songs, and the historical background. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with sisters Lela Creel, Carrie Granger, and Perl Boyett

Interview with sisters Lela Creel, Carrie Granger, and Perl Boyett

Date
1978-05-25
Description
Three reel to reels. The sisters, born and raised in Alabama, discuss remedies; cures; plants; cooking; foodways; and recipes.
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Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project

Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project

Date
1984-03-29
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Cypress was the daughter of Agnes Cypress and granddaughter Susie Billie, both Seminole medicine women. She discusses her education; growing up at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation; learning traditional medicine from her family; medicine songs; the Seminole clan system; leadership at reservations; women's roles at reservations; the women's rights movements' effect upon Seminole women; differences between medicine women and medicine men in Seminole society; traditional medicinal practices; the Green Corn Dance; Christianity; and bilingual education.
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Jesse Mae Newsome gathering plants at her home for healing

Jesse Mae Newsome gathering plants at her home for healing

Date
1983-08
Description
Thirty-two color slides.
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Jessie Mae Newsome demonstrating folk medicine at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Jessie Mae Newsome demonstrating folk medicine at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05
Description
Four color slides.
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Josie Billie, Seminole medicine man

Josie Billie, Seminole medicine man

Date
Description
Four black and white prints. Images of Billie and his wife Lucy Tiger Billie at the Florida Folk Festival.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t84-130Interview with Ethel Santiago on Seminole healing and storiesSoundHealer
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Documentary videos
Interviews
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Native Americans
Alternative medicine
Medicine & culture
Demonstrations
Natural medicine
Healers
Herbs
Flora
Plants
Fire
Religious rites
Beliefs and cultures
Animal tales
Trickster tales
Storytelling
Fables
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a_s1576_13_c84-060Interview with herbalist LaVerne ZippererSoundHerbalists
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Marriage
Health
Herbs
Flora
Diseases
Childbirth
Family history
Natural childbirth
Healers
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a_s1576_02_c78-057Interview with Jamie B. JordanSoundInterviews
Fieldwork
Cooking and dining
Food preparation
Food habits
Life histories
Beliefs and cultures
Fauna
Belief systems
Alternative medicine
Medicine & culture
Domestic arts
Cooks
Healers
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a_s1576_t79-005Interview with midwife Annie Mae TaylorSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Midwifery
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Health
Labor
Children
Natural medicine
Natural childbirth
Healers
Family history
Beliefs and cultures
Midwives
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a_s1640_25_tape07Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Seminole Indians
Ethnicity, Seminole
Native Americans
Health
Elderly, the
Healers
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a_s1576_t78-332Interview with sisters Lela Creel, Carrie Granger, and Perl BoyettSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Healers
Health
Herbs
Domestic arts
Natural medicine
Food habits
Cooking and dining
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Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project soundNurses
Healer
Field recordings
Interviews
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Complementary and alternative medicine
Nursing
Healers
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Jesse Mae Newsome gathering plants at her home for healingJesse Mae Newsome gathering plants at her home for healingStill ImageHealer
Fieldwork
Healers
Children
African Americans
Flora
Plants
Medicine
Natural medicine
Alternative medicine
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Jessie Mae Newsome demonstrating folk medicine at the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalJessie Mae Newsome demonstrating folk medicine at the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageHealer
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Healers
Health
Medicine
Alternative medicine
Beliefs and cultures
Demonstrations
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Josie Billie, Seminole medicine manJosie Billie, Seminole medicine manStill ImageHealer
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Ethnicity, Seminole
Alternative medicine
Natural medicine
Practices
Healers
Health
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