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Record Group Number: 000158
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Series Number: .S 1615
Creator: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. Florida Folklife Archive
Collection/Series Title: Video and audio recordings of Florida folklife events, programs, and television broadcasts, 1948-1995.
Container: 00001
File Unit: 00001.0000x
Item: 00002
Title: Media 1979-2: Florida Folk Festival and Creek and Seminole History, May 1961; 22:52; B&W; sound & silent: Opens with an American Indian standing on the banks of the Suwannee River recounting the history of the Seminole Indians and the origin of the Suwanee River's name. He shakes a rattle and sings. Next, a group of four Indians sing in the native Seminole language. An elderly Seminole is translated as he explains how he uses a medicine branch to cure the mentally ill. A Caucasian woman asks a Seminole named Billie about his adventures hunting bear, deer, and turkey. Nancy, Mary Jane, and Molly Shore, the daughters of Frank Shore, sing Jesus Loves Me in Seminole. A group of young men dressed in traditional Greek attire dance. A few whip-crackers demonstrate tricks. There are additional shots of visitors touring the park. Film ends with a choir dressed in period costumes singing. Produced by Peter Elgar Productions. See Box 4, Item 4 for original negative print reel. Video transfer copy available in Florida Photographic Collection.
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