Audio Recording Introduction to Snake Song
[Introduction to Snake Song]
About this Item
- Introduction to Snake Song
- Corse, Carita Doggett, b. 1892 (Collector)
- Cornwall, Robert (Collector)
Created / Published
- Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida
- - Announcements
- - Seminole Indians
- - Spoken word
- - United States -- Florida -- Glades County -- Seminole Indian Reservation
- Spoken word
- - The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been transcribed above.
- - This is a group of Florida Seminole Indians recording their native songs. The first is the Snake Song. The singers are John Josh, Naha Tiger, Barfield Johns, Robert Osceola, and Billy Bowlegs. This 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.
- - Performance Note: "Introduction to Snake Song" (spoken) performed at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1940/011: AFS 03892 A01
- Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011)
- American Folklife Center
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Chicago citation style:
Corse, Carita Doggett, B. 1892, and Robert Cornwall. Introduction to Snake Song. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000347/.
APA citation style:
Corse, C. D. & Cornwall, R. (1940) Introduction to Snake Song. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000347/.
MLA citation style:
Corse, Carita Doggett, B. 1892, and Robert Cornwall. Introduction to Snake Song. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000347/>.