Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

Date: January 27, 1982

Source: S1576 , Container 8 , C83-37

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette. Born in the Everglades and 74 years old at the time of the interview, Jimmie (through interpreter Jumper) discusses designing and making Seminole skirts and other garmets. Jimmie describes the Seminole words for "design," "skirt" and "top," and talks about the cross design on her skirt, other types of skirt designs, sewing with strips of colorful cloth, rick-rac, teaching her children and grandchildren the craft, and men in the tribe who sew, like Jimmie Osceola. In addition, she discusses the Green Corn Dance, playing the stickball game, women hunters, gardening, singing Christian songs, learning to sew from her mother, and living in a chickee.

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