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Keywords: "Susie Billie" (All words), Collection ID is exactly "1"
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Folklife Apprentice Tent at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival

Folklife Apprentice Tent at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1985-05-26
Description
Seven color slides. 1193: Apprentice tent; 1194: Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress; 1195: George Pilatos playing tsabouna; 1196: Pilatos, Nikitas, Tony, and Debbie Tsimouris. 1197-1199: Kazuko Law -- Tamari (an ancient Japanese embroidery style).
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Folklife People:  Susie Billie

Folklife People: Susie Billie

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Susie Billie was a healer and medicine woman of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Billie received most of her training in folk medicine from her grandfather and uncle, who were medicine men of the tribe. Her knowledge included herb gathering and identification, natural cures, physical and spiritual healing, and the use of medicine songs. Billie received a Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1985. She participated twice as a master artist in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program, passing her knowledge on to her daughter Agnes Cypress and to Mary Johns
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Folklife Subject: Seminoles

Folklife Subject: Seminoles

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The Florida Seminoles migrated into northern and central Florida beginning in the early 1700s. The word "Seminole" formed from a combination of the words cimarron and simanoli. The Spanish term cimarron means "runaway" or "renegade." The Muscogee term simanoli means "those that camp at a distance." Following a series of wars against the United States in the 19th century, only about 200 Seminoles remained in Florida. The tribe obtained federal recognition in the 1950s and 60s, and has long been active in Florida politics, business, and culture. Seminole traditions that have been passed down into our own era include crafts like palmetto basket-weaving and doll-making, patchwork textiles and beadwork.
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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.
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Images from the 1985 Florida Folk Heritage Awards ceremony

Images from the 1985 Florida Folk Heritage Awards ceremony

Date
1985
Description
Five proofs with 132 black and white images (plus negatives). This was the first year the award was given out. Held at the Florida State Capitol, Secretary of State George Firestone handed awards out to Boltin, Clark, Billie, Saunders, and Frog Smith. Florida Folklife Program folklorists Bulger and Taylor were also on hand. Other folk artists also were there performing, such as Greek bagpiper Tsimouris.
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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 Agnes Cypress

Interview with Agnes Cypress

Date
1984-03-27
Description
Two reel to reels. Agnes was the daughter of Seminole Susie Billie, a medicine woman. She discusses medicine; medical treatment on reservations; learning traditional medicine; Green Corn Dance; role of women in medicine; dreams; burial practices; various cures; hair styles; Mikasuki language; and crafts. 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 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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Folklife Apprentice Tent at the 1985 Florida Folk FestivalFolklife Apprentice Tent at the 1985 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Apprentices
Tsabouna
Musicians
Musical instruments
Seminole Indians
Craft
Demonstrations
Greek Americans
Arts, Asian
Tamari
Embroidery
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flp_billie_susieFolklife People: Susie Billieinteractive resourceSeminoles/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
fls_seminolesFolklife Subject: Seminolesinteractive resourceSeminole Tribe of Florida, Native Americans, Creek, Black Seminoles, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Miccosukee Tiribe of Indians of Florida, Mikasuki, Yuchi, Yamasee, Muscogee /fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_subjects.png
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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Images from the 1985 Florida Folk Heritage Awards ceremonyImages from the 1985 Florida Folk Heritage Awards ceremonyStill ImageAwards
Public officers
Public officials
Demonstrations
Craft
Folklorists
Secretaries of State (State governments)
Florida. Dept. of State (1979-1987 : Firestone)
African Americans
Bagpipers
Tsabouna
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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_t84-123Interview with Agnes CypressSoundHealer
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Indian reservations
Mikasuki language
Alternative medicine
Medicine
Natural medicine
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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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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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