|Object Name||Videodisc, Digital|
|Scope & Content||
"Seminole Indians"; TRT 00:10:00; color; c. 1950s-1960s; documentary style film detailing Seminole culture and lifestyle. Produced by the University of Minnesota.
Starts with an artist in a Seminole camp (most likely a tourist camp), sketching a totem pole. The short film briefly covers a variety of subjects: totem poles, transportation, hairstyles, dolls, baskets, sewing and patchwork, beadwork, silver jewelrey, Green Corn Dance, hunting and fishing (including frog skinning).
The film contains innacuracies that are consistent with the cultural stereotyping prevalent during this time period. Totem poles are described as a traditional art form showing Seminoles may be related to Aztecs. Included are such phrases as "Seminole children love to play with the dolls", when talking about dolls made for the tourist trade; "These baskets would hold food", when talking about baskets made for the tourist trade"; broad generalizations like: "There is no stealing here".
Reformatted from AV216.1.