Jesse Mae Newsome gathering plants at her home for healing

235591
Date
1983-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-two color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2934 - S83-2965

Jessie Mae Newsome demonstrating folk medicine at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

235578
Date
1983-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-1930 - S83-1931; S83-2185; S83-2186

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

Images from the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

235593
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2966 - S83-2981

Folk medicine practitioner Jessie Newsome

234779
Date
1984-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Images of Newsome with children and with herbs. She heals and makes cures using herbs and native plants.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-814 - S85-817

Frank Mitchell performing a shoe shine rag at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

235592
Date
1983-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2982 - S83-2984

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

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie - Clewiston, Florida

108627
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2705

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie, right, and apprentice Mary Johns - Clewiston, Florida

108628
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2706

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie - Clewiston, Florida

108629
Date
1995
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2707

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie, right, discussing herbs with her apprentice Mary Johns - Clewiston, Florida

109332
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3384

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie, right, discussing herbs with her apprentice Mary Johns - Clewiston, Florida

109333
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3385

Seminole healer Susie Jim Billie, right, and her apprentice Mary Johns - Clewiston, Florida

109334
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3386

Josie Billie, Seminole medicine man

234673
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Images of Billie and his wife Lucy Tiger Billie at the Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image

Folklife People: Susie Billie

273994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Susie Billie was a healer and medicine woman of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Billie received most of her training in folk medicine from her grandfather and uncle, who were medicine men of the tribe. Her knowledge included herb gathering and identification, natural cures, physical and...
Type
interactive resource

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

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

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

Billy Bowlegs III

235213
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color slides. A famed Seminole hunting guide and healer, Billy Bowlegs III lived to 102. He demonstrated Seminole culture at several of the early Florida Folk Festivals. Recordings of Bowlegs can be found in S 1576. The images were gathered for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and T...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-1113 - S83-1114

Chieri Esposito making temari

235703
Date
1985-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides. Espasito, daughter to master folk artist Kasuko Law, making temari. She served as apprentice to Law in 1984-1985. Temari is the traditional Japanese art of decorating spheres by winding and lacing colored threads in intricate patterns around a core ball. The Folk Arts Apprenticesh...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-1317 - S86-1326

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

Sunday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

239742
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Tozzer served as emcee. Johns discusses Seminole traditions in storytelling, basketry and herbalism. She relates how she learned to make baskets from her grandmother and studied herbal medicine from a 100 year-old peer of her grandmother. She talks about the tribal tradi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-85

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

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

Recordings of the 1987 Summer Folk Culture Seminar

240466
Date
07/13/1987 - 07/14/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

James Billie interview for the Seminole Slide & Tape Project

235228
Date
1981-09-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four reel-to-reel audio recordings. Interview begins on the second half of T81-87, continues on T81-85, T81-86 and concludes on T81-88. Seminole chairman Billie discusses what the Seminole Tribe is attempting to do with their museum; which aspects of their culture he is trying to preserve; artists ...
Type
sound
Item ID
T81-88
Item ID
T81-86
Item ID
T81-87a
Item ID
T81-85

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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