Seminole Josie Billie with family and dog

Seminole Josie Billie with family and dog

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/50623
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Seminole Josie Billie with family and dog

Image Number

  • SM3065

Year

  • 1921

Date Note

  • Photographed in the Big Cypress Swamp, Florida, near Deep Lake. April 1921.

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Born on December 12, 1887, Josie Billie was the son of the first Indian to receive a formal education in Florida. A Seminole medicine man and long-time public spokesman for the Florida Seminoles, Billie was also a Baptist minister. He was a frequent participant in the Florida Folk Festival and lived on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Hendry County until his death in 1980.

Source

  • George Small; gift.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 nitrate photonegative - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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