Audio Recording Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie.
Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie
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- Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie.
- Josie Billie was a member of the Florida Seminole people who lived his entire life on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Hendry County, Florida. Born December 12, 1887, Josie Billie was the son of Connie Pajo, also known to Floridians as Billie Cornpatch, the first Indian to receive a Western education in Florida. A Seminole medicine man and long-time public spokesman for the Florida Seminoles, Billie later continued his medical work as an herbalist and became a Baptist minister. He was a frequent participant in the Florida Folk Festival, which was founded in 1953 and is one of the oldest folk festivals still in existence. This song was recorded at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs by Foster Barnes of the Stephen Foster Center. The festival program described Billie as being of the Panther or Wildcat clan of the Seminoles. Josie Billie died in 1980.
- Barnes, Foster, 1903-1972 Recording Engineer.
- Billie, Josie, Vocalist.
Created / Published
- [White Springs, Florida] : [publisher not identified], 1959-05-02.
- - Seminole Indians
- - United States of America--Florida--White Springs
- - 1959
- - Folk songs
- - Indians of North America
- - Indigenous peoples
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: Audio recording reel.
- - Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
- - Content in Mikasuki.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Chicago citation style:
Barnes, Foster, Recording Engineer, and Josie Billie. Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie. [White Springs, Florida: publisher not identified, -05-02, 1959] Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021671076/.
APA citation style:
Barnes, F. & Billie, J. (1959) Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie. [White Springs, Florida: publisher not identified, -05-02] [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021671076/.
MLA citation style:
Barnes, Foster, Recording Engineer, and Josie Billie. Traditional Seminole Song - Rev. Josie Billie. [White Springs, Florida: publisher not identified, -05-02, 1959] Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021671076/>.