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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: 00004
Title: Media 1979-4: Seminoles on Brighton Reservation, ca. 1954; 31:02; B&W; sound & silent: Filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program; Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Seminole attire addresses attendees of the dedication ceremony. The Seminole Tribe Board of Directors are introduced; present are Billie Osceola, Bill Osceola, Tobey John, Jimmy Cypress, Mike Osceola, Frank Billie, and President Howard Tiger. An interviewer asks a gentleman named Devane some questions about the Seminole Indians. Mr. Devane comments on the history of the Seminoles and explains that the Seminole Wars where fought so that Indians could protect their rights. Mr. Devane expresses his admiration for the Seminoles, calling them honest, kind, and loving. He remarks that profanity doesn't exist in their native language. He closes his comments be attesting that, "There are no finer people in Florida today than the Seminoles." Jimmy Cypress is shown raising the American flag at the recreation center dedication while several Seminole children hold their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There is additional dedication ceremony footage, some silent. Ends with Howard Tiger making additional remarks about the Seminole Cattle Program. Video transfer copy available in Florida Photographic Collection.
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