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Two reel to reels (copied onto audio cassette: C86-48 and C86-158.) Interview with Everglades native, hunter, and boat builder Simmons. He discusses hunting alligators; trapping otters and other animals; trading with Seminole Indians; life during the Depression; Everglades drainage; building skiffs; dug out canoes; and camping in the Everglades. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.