Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Miller, Howard
Dates 1995
Language English
Subjects April
Ethnography
Hunting
Photographs
Raccoons
Spring
Storytelling
Title
Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds
Contributor Names
Miller, Howard (Depicted)
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 22, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Hunting
-  April
-  Spring
-  Raccoons
-  Storytelling
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
Genre
Ethnography
Photographs
Notes
-  In the mountains and elsewhere, hounds have long been used for hunting a variety of game, including fox, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, and bear. Several well-known American breeds have developed in the mountains, tailored to the demands of terrain and specific quarry, including Walkers, redbones, blue ticks, black and tans, and "mountain feists." Hounds are prized for their scenting abilities and the qualities of their voices, which hunters read for such signs of character as stamina, loyalty, and honesty. Detailing the exploits of hounds, the tricks of the quarry, and the fraternizing of men in a changing landscape, hunting stories become allegories of human society. Here Howard Miller relates some adventures he had with Speed, Coley, and Amos, three of his best coon dogs.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C002-07
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.lec00207


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