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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
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Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video Project

Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video Project

Date
1983-08-09
Description
Eight reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C84-108 through C84-111 in S 1576). A long interview with Ethel Santiago, with Lena Osceola contributing at the start. They discuss the clan system, marriage, (T84-111) the Green Corn Dance, dugout canoes, ranching, medicine, parental roles, education, healing (T84-112), palmetto basket making, Harriet Bedell, Christianity, gender roles, reservation politics and government, (T84-113) Mikasuki language, cultural loss and retention, Big Cypress Reservation, foodways, bread, sofkee, (T84-114), air boats, tourism, cures, marriage, Green Corn Dance, ball games, Seminole religion and beliefs, (T84-115) animal tales, child rearing, pregnancy, twin stories, the effects of television (T84-116) and various Seminole stories/tales (T84-117). Much of the recordings are marred by background construction noise. 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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Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
One audio cassette tape. Tozzer served as emcee. Mary Johns discusses what she enjoys about Seminole culture, herbalism, Seminole stories, native language and basketry. The audience asks questions related to superstitions, rituals re: women, family life, stories and legends. She tells an excerpt from a story on Seminole migration and how they got their name. The audience asks questions about actors and speaking realistic language.
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05
Description
One proof sheet with 35 black and white images (plus negatives). Includes images of tobacco drying, Scaff and Estelle McGauley quilting, Newsome and Poole demonstrating herbal healing, Bullard and Stormant demonstrating tobacco farming, and Jennings & Clark with their white oak baskets.
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Susie Billie & apprentice Mary Johns interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Susie Billie & apprentice Mary Johns interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1995-07-21
Description
One audio cassette. Johns was funded to learn traditional Seminole herbal medicine from Billie. They discuss the preparation of herbs, herbal treatments, healing songs, and the historical background of Seminole medicine.
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Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Date
1995
Description
One proof sheet with 35 black and white images (plus negatives). 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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Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

Date
1995-01
Description
16 color slides. 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 basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1979-10-31
Description
Six reel to reels. Lucreaty Clark was a white oak basket maker, a tradition that stretched back in her family to antebellum times. In 1979, no one else was making split white oak baskets, and she presumed the tradition would die with her. (In the mid-1980s, she trained her grandson Alphonso Jennings to make white oak baskets.) T79-23: Topics included plantation work, cooking, her first marriage, her children, Brer Rabbit tales, games, and smoking beef. T79-25: Clark discusses how she chooses the white oak to make her baskets, how she splits the wood, her tools, selling the baskets, sues of the baskets, and how her parents taught her the skill. T79-26: Clark talks about raising hogs, Christmas baskets, and various basket types. T79-27: Clark talks about giving birth, weather predictions, raising her kids, snakes in the area, and her grandchildren. T79-28: Recording of Clark making a basket while she narrates throughout the process. Afterwards, she talks about -- and tells -- stories from her childhood, including ghost stories, Brer rabbit tales, and Little Red Riding Hood. T79-29: She discusses marriage and kids, midwives, losing her last child during childbirth, morning sickness, medicinal cures for childbirth pains, birthmarks, pregnancy superstitions, and how to finish a basket.
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Interview with Donnie Gader

Interview with Donnie Gader

Date
1984-10-24
Description
Four audio cassettes. C84-118: Audio is quiet on interviewer at the start. Donnie Gader recollects songs from her childhood and how she learned them, including: "Rosewood Casket"; "Lilac Trees"; "I'm a Little Curly Head" (rhyme); lullabyes; "The Shoemakers"; "Good Morning, Merry Sunshine"; songs about Jessie James; "Pollywollydoodle"; "Southern Lullabye"; discusses racial words in songs; songs learned from black community: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; hymns: "Amazing Grace"; "Rock of Ages"; song about a circus bear; learning songs from school teachers; "The Raggedy Man" (poem); and others. C84-119: Donnie Gader talks about home butchering; home remedies such as cornmeal gruel, pot liquor, fevergrass, Jerusalem oat root, dog fennels, and others; the local doctor; planting by the signs; farm living and crafts; games; talks about her journal; Christmas songs such as "Up on the Housetop"; "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"; Christmas tree traditions; making kites with flour and water for glue; her father and working with him at the gristmill; changes in fashion when she was young; life during the Great Depression and afterwards; various jobs she held in a sewing factory and packaging/locker plant. C84-120: Donnie Gader begins by discussing her family history; talks about the cotton gin, gristmill, and shingle mill her family ran; milking cows and making butter; butchering and the community aspect of it; peanut boiling and the community aspect of it; learning music by ear; discusses her second husband's French/Minorcan heritage; datil peppers. C84-121: Donnie Gader discusses and sings songs such as "Frankie and Johnnie"; "After the Ball"; "Down at the Old Garden Gate"; "The Old Rusty Mill" [?]; singing in the cottonfields; racism in cotton picking; song about a bole weevil; talks about her father and family history [sounds as if she reads from her journal at times]; father's talents as a musician; sings songs he sang: "Love Lifted Me"; "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"; community "sings"; foods.
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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video ProjectLena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video ProjectsoundBasket maker
Field recordings
Interviews
Seminole Indians
Tribal lands
Native Americans
Clans
Folktales
Folk dance -- Seminole
Rituals
Religious songs
Foodways
Storytelling
Basket making
Sweetgrass baskets
Palmetto weaving
Healers
Complementary and alternative medicine
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a_s1576_63_c96-061Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)SoundBasket maker
Storytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Health
Alternative medicine
Storytelling
Belief systems
Beliefs and cultures
Family history
Herbs
Healers
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageDancers
Healers
Herbalists
Basket maker
Quiltmakers
Farmers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Quilted goods
Quilting
Needlework
Tobacco
Flora
Cash crops
Herbs
Demonstrations
Quilts
African Americans
Baskets
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a_s1640_25_tape17Susie Billie & apprentice Mary Johns interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundField recordings
Apprentices
Seminole Indians
Indigenous peoples
Native Americans
Interviews
Elders (age groups)
Healers
Folk medicine
Herbs
Medicinal plants
Traditional knowledge
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Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsImages of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Seminole Indians
Ethnicity, Seminole
Native Americans
Health
Elderly, the
Healers
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Images of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsImages of Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary JohnsStill ImageFieldwork
Apprentices
Seminole Indians
Ethnicity, Seminole
Native Americans
Health
Elderly, the
Healers
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a_s1576_t79-023Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty ClarkSoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Life histories
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
White oak
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
Family history
Marriage
Trickster tales
Animal tales
Childbirth
Children
Supernatural legends
Beliefs and cultures
Domestic arts
Midwives
Healers
Basket maker
Storytellers
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a_s1576_15_c84-118Interview with Donnie GaderSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Minorcan Americans
Minorcans
Family history
Songs
Healers
Holidays
Christmas
Gristmills
Cooking and dining
Singing
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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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