41 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (Fla.)"
Interview with Seminole Linda Bowers

Interview with Seminole Linda Bowers

Date
1981-09-01
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto C81-60.) The first nine minutes of the recording are traffic and swamp ambience. Bowers discusses Seminole crafts; Seminole languages; life with the Oklahoma Seminoles; the role of women in the culture; the future of the Seminole people; traditional clothing; and patchwork. 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.
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James Billie's airboat and camp

James Billie's airboat and camp

Date
1984-11-13
Description
Fifteen color slides. Billie's airboat is painted with an image of Billy Bowlegs. Images were created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. 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. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Scenes from Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

Scenes from Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

Date
1985-04
Description
One proof sheet with fifteen black and white images (plus negatives). Images of Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, including airboats, chickees and homes. Also includes two images of folklorist Andrea Graham quilting. 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. The program was continued each year until 2003.
Collection
Seminole Video Project raw footage

Seminole Video Project raw footage

Date
1984
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Scenes of bingo hall and a cigarette shop. 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. Sound recordings of the interviews can be found in S 1576, T84-111 - T84-133 and C84-108 - C84-115. Images can be found in S 1577, volume 23.
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Seminole Video Project: Ethel Santiago

Seminole Video Project: Ethel Santiago

Date
1984
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Scenes of Hoolywood, Carol Cypress discussing Smeinole languages, June Tiger, racism, and Seminole women.
Collection
Seminole Video Project: School at Big Cypress

Seminole Video Project: School at Big Cypress

Date
1984-03
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Scenes of Big Cypress School, as well as Alligator Alley, Immokalee Reservation and raw footage of surrounding nature and wildlife. 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. Sound recordings of the interviews can be found in S 1576, T84-111 - T84-133 and C84-108 - C84-115. Images can be found in S 1577, volume 23.
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Herbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress

Herbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress

Date
1985-04
Description
Twenty-two color slides. Cypress was an apprentice to Billie in order to learn Seminole herbal healing. 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. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
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.
Collection
Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

Date
1985-03-16
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
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Susie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbs

Susie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbs

Date
1985-04
Description
One proof sheet with ten images (plus negatives). 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. The program was continued each year until 2003.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-089Interview with Seminole Linda BowersSoundFieldwork
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Florida history
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Mikasuki language
Oral histories
Life histories
Beliefs and cultures
Patchwork
Clothing and dress
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James Billie's airboat and campJames Billie's airboat and campStill ImageFieldwork
Boats
Camps
Chickee
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
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Scenes from Big Cypress Seminole Indian ReservationScenes from Big Cypress Seminole Indian ReservationStill ImageFieldwork
Chickee
Dwellings
Architecture
Boats
Indian reservations
Material culture
Folklorists
Quilting
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Seminole Video Project raw footageSeminole Video Project raw footageMoving ImageFieldwork
Documentary videos
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Specialty stores
Stores, retail
Economic practices
Material culture
Games
Bingo
Cigarette vendors
Cigarettes
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Seminole Video Project: Ethel SantiagoSeminole Video Project: Ethel SantiagoMoving ImageFieldwork
Documentary videos
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
Mikasuki language
Racism
Women
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Seminole Video Project: School at Big CypressSeminole Video Project: School at Big CypressMoving ImageFieldwork
Indian reservations
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Schools
Education
Educators
Nature
Flora
Fauna
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Herbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes CypressHerbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes CypressStill ImageHealer
Herbalists
Fieldwork
Herbs
Flora
Plants
Healers
Medicine
Natural medicine
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Indian reservations
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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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a_s1640_20_tape02Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbsSoundHealer
Herbalists
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Alternative medicine
Medicine
Nature
Natural medicine
Herbs
Naming practices
Health
Plants
Healers
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Susie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbsSusie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbsStill ImageHealer
Herbalists
Apprentices
Women apprentices
Herbs
Plants
Flora
Medicine
Alternative medicine
Natural medicine
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Healers
Teaching of folklore
Clothing and dress
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