Photos, Prints, Drawings Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
- 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
- - 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.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C002-07
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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