Grass baskets at the Immokalee Seminole Reservation

Date: February 1983

Source: S1595 , Container 1

Type: Still Image

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  • Fifteen color slides. Traditionally, Seminoles baskets were shallow woven from palmetto fronds. Circa 1930, sweetgrass baskets, inspired perhaps by African American arts, were designed to represent 'authentic' Seminole culture for the tourist trade. Over time, they became traditional. Images were taken as part of the Seminole Slide and Tape Project at Immokalee Reservation, located in Everglades, Florida. Slides are numbered 1-18 (missing slides 8, 12, 15). The Immokalee reservation was created in the 1930s, and is one of five Seminole reservations in Florida. 1-18: Prize winning grass baskets created by Ethel Santiago.

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