Mary Billie making Seminole dolls at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

235880
Date
1980-07-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighty-two color slides. Images of Billie demonstrating the process of making palmetto dolls, from gathering palmetto fronds to finishing the doll. Also features many images of the Big Cypress Reservation, including the natural landscape, homes, and pig farming.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-215 - S80-361

Seminole Palmetto Dolls slide-tape presentation

238046
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. An educational slide-tape presentation about Seminole doll making. The program was created from earlier fieldwork images and audio recordings. Copied onto T80-96. Duplicate copies can be found in S 1576, box 39, tapes 16-17.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-21

Mary Billie interview for the Seminole Slide & Tape Project

239117
Date
1980-05-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel-to-reel tapes. T80-47 has been spliced with T80-48. Billie discusses the history of Seminole dollmaking; marketing the dolls to tourists; learning the craft from her grandmother; patchwork; sweetgrass baskets; and other crafts sold to tourists. Her daughter, Claudia John, interprets from...
Type
sound
Item ID
T80-48
Item ID
T80-47

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