Interview with Nancy Billie

234543
Date
1988-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recording. Index to interview recording located in S 1595, Box 1, folder 1. Interview with Seminole Nancy Billie. The interview was recorded at the Brighton Reservation in Okeechobee, Florida. The interview dealt mostly with education in the reservation. Also discusses the Mikasuki language. The recording was conducted in part for use in an exhibit on Seminole culture at the Museum of Florida History.
Type
Sound
Mikasuki language

Seminole Video Project: Ethel Santiago

238583
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Scenes of Hoolywood, Carol Cypress discussing Smeinole languages, June Tiger, racism, and Seminole women.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-20
Mikasuki language

Monday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

238560
Date
1982-05-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-40
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

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 the Mikasuki language.
Type
sound
Item ID
T80-48
Item ID
T80-47
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

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 crafts. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-123
Item ID
T84-124
Mikasuki language

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshops) (Tape 5)

240577
Date
05/26/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
FLN-5
Mikasuki language

Interview with David Motlow

235227
Date
1981-09-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto C81-55 and C81-56.) Interview with Seminole cultural program administrator Motlow about Seminole heritage and history. They discuss Seminole folklore; tribal healers; teaching heritage to new generations; differences between Mikasuki (Miccosukee) and Seminoles; patchwork; doll making; and native languages (Muskogee and Miccosukee). Also includes the start of an interview with Jim Billie. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-84
Item ID
T81-85
Item ID
T81-86
Item ID
T81-87
Mikasuki language

Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

235230
Date
1981-10-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C81-89 and C81-90.) The Bowers discuss sewing machines; patchwork; how they learned to sew traditional Seminole patterns; designs; clothing; life in Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation; sofke; fry bread; native languages; chickees; the Green Corn Dance; male initiation rites; and cooking/eating alligators. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-118
Item ID
T81-119
Item ID
C81-89*
Item ID
C81-90*
Mikasuki language

Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

238240
Date
1982-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-37
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Ruby Billie interview for the Seminole Slide & Tape Project

238241
Date
1982-01-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Billie, through her interpreter Jumper, discusses making and selling dolls; the younger generation's interest in the Green Corn Dance; music and attendance at the Green Corn Dance; Seminole burial traditions for adults and children; inventing airboats (which were made from Model Ts); women's hairstyles; teaching children traditional crafts, traditions, and values; sewing patchwork design; and winning a prize for a doll she made.
Type
sound
Item ID
C83-38
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 6)

239766
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Serrante continues from C96-108 and discusses instruments such as the "talking drum", calabash shaker, Brazil shaker, agugo or African hand bell. He performs "Calypso Song" on the steel drum. He also explains Calypso music and how it can "bring the world together". Chief Billie of the Seminole Indians gives an introduction in Indian language (index sheet does not specify whether Seminole or Miccosukee). He performs a song, "Hayoniwa" and counts in Seminole. He explains his native language.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-109
Mikasuki language

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 7)

239767
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Billie continues from C96-109 with an explanation of Green Corn Dance and other Seminole dances such as the Firefly Dance. He discusses religious inflences on his people and different things the tribe went through. He talks about Seminole language origins for river names. He talks about his language and how it is taught and takes questions from the audience. He tells a legend of how we got here. His talk concludes on C96-111.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-110
Mikasuki language

Interview with Seminole Linda Bowers

235229
Date
1981-09-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto C81-60.) The first nine minutes of the recording are traffic and swamp ambience. Bowers discusses Seminole crafts; Seminole languages; life with the Oklahoma Seminoles; the role of women in the culture; the future of the Seminole people; traditional clothing; and patchwork. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-89
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

239660
Date
1995-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C95-146 & C95-147.) Milner served as emcee. Billie told stories about himself and the Seminole peoples. He also spoke in Mikasuki several times.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-22
Mikasuki language

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. Billie served as a master artist to apprentice Agnes Cypress. 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. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
Type
Sound
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Film of the 1961 Florida Folk Festival

240948
Date
05/21/1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
Media 1979-2
Mikasuki language

Friday evening performances at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239470
Date
1959-05-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1959 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. There is a 20+ minute blank spot on the original reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-81
Mikasuki language

Sunday performances at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239476
Date
1959-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1959 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. <p>&nbsp;</p> <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-87
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Lena Osceola & Ethel Santiago interview for the Seminole Video Project

238436
Date
1983-08-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C84-108 through C84-111 in S 1576). A long interview with Ethel Santiago, with Lena Osceola contributing at the start. They discuss the clan system, marriage, (T84-111) the Green Corn Dance, dugout canoes, ranching, medicine, parental roles, education, healing (T84-112), palmetto basket making, Harriet Bedell, Christianity, gender roles, reservation politics and government, (T84-113) Mikasuki language, cultural loss and retention, Big Cypress Reservation, foodways, bread, sofkee, (T84-114), air boats, tourism, cures, marriage, Green Corn Dance, ball games, Seminole religion and beliefs, (T84-115) animal tales, child rearing, pregnancy, twin stories, the effects of television (T84-116) and various Seminole stories/tales (T84-117). Much of the recordings are marred by background construction noise. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
Description
Eight reel-to-reel tapes. A long interview with Santiago, with Osceola contributing at the start. They discuss the clan system, marriage, the Green Corn Dance, dugout canoes, ranching, medicine, parental roles, education, healing, palmetto basket making, Harriet Bedell, Christianity, gender roles, reservation politics and government, Mikasuki language, cultural loss and retention, Big Cypress Reservation, foodways, bread, sofkee, air boats, tourism, cures, marriage, Green Corn Dance, ball games, Seminole religion and beliefs, animal tales, child rearing, pregnancy, twin stories, the effects of television and various Seminole stories/tales. Much of the recordings are marred by background construction noise. Copied onto audio cassettes C84-108 through C84-111.
Type
sound
Item ID
T84-117
Item ID
T84-116
Item ID
T84-115
Item ID
T84-114
Item ID
T84-113
Item ID
T84-112
Item ID
T84-111
, Mikasuki language, cultural loss

Interview with Carol Cypress

235233
Date
1983-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels (also copied onto C84-112/114). Cypress talks about Seminole culture. She discusses the role of television; Mikasuki language; the effect of drainage canals on leisure activities; air conditioning; healers; marriages; parental discipline; food such as sofke and coontie palm; stick ball game; influence of Western society upon Seminole culture; education; drug use on reservations; lullabies; traditional songs; and basket making. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-120
Item ID
T84-121
Item ID
T84-122
Item ID
C84-112*
Item ID
C84-113*
Item ID
C84-114*
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Saturday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239297
Date
1971-05-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. The first half of T77-225 is from the Friday evening program, not listed here -- see separate entry for description. Boltin served as emcee. Pavitt lived in Juneau, Alaska. The Sons of Scotland were a bagpipe group from Jacksonville. Jumper sang gospel songs in Mikasuki. Ed Flemming was a professor at St. Leo College; Sheila was his daughter.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-225
Mikasuki language

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

239291
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The ballad and blues Society was based in Nassau, Bahamas, and were William and Barbara Koehler. Norcross lived in Tampa, as did Knight. <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="&quot;http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/FFF-MP3/1970/T77-220SideThree.mp3&quot;"><br /></a>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-220
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday afternoon performances at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239395
Date
1961-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-103
Mikasuki language

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

240798
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-233
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