Photo, Print, Drawing Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds

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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
-  April
-  Spring
-  Hunting
-  Raccoons
-  Storytelling
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  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/Physical Location
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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Miller, Howard, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds. , 1995. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed April 30, 2017.)

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Miller, H. & Eiler, L. S. (1995) Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds. , 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Miller, Howard, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Howard Miller telling a story about his 'coon hounds. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.