Audio Recordings Introduction to Snake Song

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Boehmer, William J.]
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
United States
Language English
Subjects [Cow Creek Settlement]
Field Recordings
Glades County, Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
Seminole Indians
Spoken Word
Introduction to Snake Song
Contributor Names
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940-07-01.
Subject Headings
-  Seminole Indians
-  Announcements
-  United States -- Florida -- Seminole Indian Reservation -- place of recording
Field recordings
Spoken word
-  This is a group of Florida Seminole Indians recording their native songs. The first is the Snake Song. The singers are John Josh, Naha Tiger, Barfield Johns, Robert Osceola, and Billy Bowlegs. This song is used at the annual Hunting Dance."
-  The Hunting Dance is a spiritual ritual held each autumn. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself.
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been transcribed above.
-  Performance Note: "Introduction to Snake Song" (spoken) performed at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc ( 22 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03892 A01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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