Interview with David Motlow

Date: September 1, 1981

Source: S1576 , T81-84, T81-85, T81-86, T81-87

Type: Sound

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  • Two reel to reels. (Copied onto C81-55 and C81-56.) Interview with Seminole cultural program administrator Motlow about Seminole heritage and history. They discuss Seminole folklore; tribal healers; teaching heritage to new generations; differences between Mikasuki (Miccosukee) and Seminoles; patchwork; doll making; and native languages (Muskogee and Miccosukee). Also includes the start of an interview with Jim Billie. 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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