This image was produced by Alanson B. Skinner, to conduct ethnographic field research for the American Museum of Natural History in 1910. As you can see, the land is rich and has a lot of swampland. We can understand from this image that the Seminole tribe was a tribe with beautiful land as well as the people that lived there.
This book was written by Betty Mae Jumper and illustrated by Guy LaBree. On the cover it displays a photo of a lion jumping out with a rabbit cutting a rope. We can understand the Seminoles had many interesting stories about animals. Animals were extremely important as well as stories and legends.
At the Green Corn Dance, Seminoles participate in purification and manhood ceremonies. Tribal disputes are also settled during this time. Men and women separate into different "camps" according to their clans. In earlier times, the Green Corn Dance marked an important occassion when Seminoles from different camps and areas would get together. The gathering will include hours and hours of "stomp dancing," the methodical, weaving, single file style of dancing traditional to Seminole Indians. Following behind a chanting medicine man or "leader," a string of male dancers will "answer" each exhortation, while women dancers quietly shuffle with them, shakers tied to their legs.
A new era of engineered housing evolved for the Seminoles called the "chickee." The chickee was constructed with cypress logs and palm thatch leaves woven together by vines or thin ropes.It had no walls only a thatched roof that covered the area around the upward standing cypress logs submerged shallowly into the earth.
This specific outfit was made between 1925 and 1935. It was made from cotton and cloth. The outfit was sewn together an has some patchwork. It may look like a dress but the boys did wear this. It is very colorful and beautiful which shows us the tribe liked decoration.
This language was created by the Seminole Tribe, in Oklahoma and in Florida. This word bank shows different words that are used frequently, as well as how to say them in the language. It helps us understand more about the tribe's culture, and also words that they used.
The flute is a part of traditionally influential instruments involved in Seminole music. Nowadays however it is very rare for a wooden flute to be made. Most of the Seminole tribe doesn't remember how to play a flute, let alone make one.