Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Boehmer, William J.
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Parker, Courtney
Smith, Katie
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
United States
Language Creek
Subjects [Cow Creek Settlement]
Brighton Indian Day School
Field Recordings
Glades County, Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
Seminole Indian Songs
Seminole Indians
Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma
Contributor Names
Smith, Katie (performer)
Parker, Courtney (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940-07-01.
Subject Headings
-  Seminole Indians
-  Seminole Indians -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Seminole Indian Reservation -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is sung by Katie Smith and Courtney Parker. All of these songs were recorded at the Brighton Indian Day School, Brighton, Florida."
-  In 1830, U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, forcing Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi River. All but a few hundred Florida Seminoles took the forced march along the "Trail of Tears" out of Florida toward Oklahoma's Indian Territor
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma" (vocals) performed by Katie Smith, and Courtney Parker at Brighton Indian Day School, Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (3 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03894 B01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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