Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bowlegs, Billy
Bowlegs, Billy, 1808
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Johns, Barfield
Josh, John
Osceola, Robert
Tiger, Naha
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
United States
Language Creek
Subjects [Cow Creek Settlement]
Dance Music
Field Recordings
Glades County, Florida
Hunting Dance Songs
Hunting Songs
Seminole Indian Reservation
Seminole Indian Songs
Seminole Indians
Snake Song
Contributor Names
Josh, John (performer)
Tiger, Naha (performer)
Johns, Barfield (performer)
Osceola, Robert (performer)
Bowlegs, Billy, 1808?-1863 or 4 (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940-07-01.
Subject Headings
-  Hunting songs
-  Seminole Indians
-  Dance music
-  Seminole Indians -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Seminole Indian Reservation -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  The 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 included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "Snake Song" (vocals) performed by John Josh, Naha Tiger, Barfield Johns, Robert Osceola, and Billy Bowlegs at [Cow Creek settlement], Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (4 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03892 A02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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