Images from the 1985 Florida Folk Heritage Awards ceremony

236458
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five proofs with 132 black and white images (plus negatives). This was the first year the award was given out. Held at the Florida State Capitol, Secretary of State George Firestone handed awards out to Boltin, Clark, Billie, Saunders, and Frog Smith. Florida Folklife Program folklorists Bulger and...
Type
Still Image

Folklife Apprentice Tent at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival

234785
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides. 1193: Apprentice tent; 1194: Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress; 1195: George Pilatos playing tsabouna; 1196: Pilatos, Nikitas, Tony, and Debbie Tsimouris. 1197-1199: Kazuko Law -- Tamari (an ancient Japanese embroidery style).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1193 - S85-1199

Herbs gathered by Susie Billie and Agnes Cypress

235702
Date
1985-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-two color slides. Cypress was an apprentice to Billie in order to learn Seminole herbal healing. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with a...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-1295 through S86-1316

Susie Billie and apprentice Agnes Cypress gathering herbs

235735
Date
1985-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with ten images (plus negatives). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Appre...
Type
Still Image

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie's apprentice Mary Johns

240829
Date
07/21/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 17

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

235658
Date
1985-03-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artis...
Type
Sound

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie and her apprentice Mary Johns

240828
Date
01/25/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 7 & 16

Recording of Agnes Cypress and Susie Billie identifying medicinal herbs

235659
Date
1985-03-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recording of Billie and Cypress identifying medicinal herbs and discussing their uses. For images of the identifications, see S 1577, v. 31. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artist...
Type
Sound

Interview with Seminole healer Susie Billie

235657
Date
1985-01-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Billie (through Jeanette Cypress) discusses Seminole healing practices, including gathering herbs, preparing cures, gender and medicine, physical and spritutal healing, payment methods, medicine songs, and gathering herbs. She also discusses Seminole naming practices and clans. B...
Type
Sound

Jeanette Cypress interview for the Seminole Video Project

235235
Date
1984-03-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Cypress was the daughter of Agnes Cypress and granddaughter Susie Billie, both Seminole medicine women. She discusses her education; growing up at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation; learning traditional medicine from her family; medicine songs; the Seminole clan s...
Type
sound
Item ID
T84-125

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 6)

238089
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Presentation of the Florida Folk Heritage Awards. This was the first year that Florida Folk Heritage Award was presented. Winners were Susie Billie, Thelma Boltin, Lucreaty Clark, Lillian Saunders, and E.A. Frog Smith. Loomis, Carswell, and Waterman presented the awards. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-24

Scenes from Alice Billie and Rosie Billie family camp

235193
Date
1989-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifty-four color slides. Scenes from sisters Alice and Rosie Billie's camp compound in Ochopee. 413-419: Seminole child bathing (Addie Billie great-grandson); 420-423: cattle grazing; 424-440: dinner cooking over an open fire; 441-442: family compound; 443: Agness Cypress with pestle; 444-459:Rosie ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S89-413 - S89-459; S89-469 - S89-478

Susie Billie teaching Agness Cypress Seminole herbal healing

235654
Date
1984-03-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
140 color slides. Billie and Cypress were participants in the second year of the apprenticeship program. Images include the gathering of herbs and plants, forests around the reservation, and preparing medicine. Also includes images of folklorist Owen. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-523 - S86-760

Susie Billie teaching Agness Cypress Seminole herbal healing

235656
Date
1984-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six proof sheets with 221 black and white images (plus negatives). Billie and Cypress were participants in the second year of the apprenticeship program. Images are of the gathering of herbs and plants, forests around the reservation, and preparing medicine. For images, see S 1577, v. 31. Also incl...
Type
Still Image

Interview with Agnes Cypress

235234
Date
1984-03-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Agnes was the daughter of Seminole Susie Billie, a medicine woman. She discusses medicine; medical treatment on reservations; learning traditional medicine; Green Corn Dance; role of women in medicine; dreams; burial practices; various cures; hair styles; Mikasuki language; and ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-123
Item ID
T84-124

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