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Audio Recordings Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma

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Title
Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma
Contributor Names
Corse, Carita Doggett, b. 1892 (Collector)
Cornwall, Robert (Collector)
Smith, Katie (Performer)
Parker, Courtney (Performer)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida
Subject Headings
-  Seminole Indians
-  Seminole Indians--Music
-  Songs
-  United States -- Florida -- Glades County -- Seminole Indian Reservation
Genre
Songs
Notes
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is sung by Katie Smith and Courtney Parker. All of these songs were recorded at the Brighton Indian Day School, Brighton, Florida."
-  In 1830, U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, forcing Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi River. All but a few hundred Florida Seminoles took the forced march along the "Trail of Tears" out of Florida toward Oklahoma's Indian Territor
-  Performance Note: "Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma" (vocals) performed by Katie Smith, and Courtney Parker at Brighton Indian Day School, Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
Medium
Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03894 B01
Source Collection
Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcflwpa.3894b1
Online Format
audio

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  • Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings (AFC 1939/013), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:

Corse, Carita Doggett, B. 1892, Robert Cornwall, Katie Smith, and Courtney Parker. Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000357/. (Accessed July 28, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Corse, C. D., Cornwall, R., Smith, K. & Parker, C. (1940) Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000357/.

MLA citation style:

Corse, Carita Doggett, B. 1892, et al. Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000357/>.