the enduring seminoles from alligator wrestling to casino gaming florida history and culture

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The Enduring Seminoles

Author : Patsy West
ISBN : 081303213X
Genre : History
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"A unique social and economic history of the Seminoles and an insightful view of their cultural adaptation and cultural continuity that previously has not been appreciated or understood."--Florida Heritage

Guy Labree

Author : Carol Mahler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215315396
Genre : Art
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Meet the outsider who gave color and shape to sacred Seminole legends, life, and history "This book captures the magic of Florida through the eyes and paint brush of a true Florida artist."--Theodore Morris, artist and author of Florida's Lost Tribes "The memories and reflections Mahler captures reveal important insights into the traditions of the Seminoles of the past."--Michole Eldred, curator of collections, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum "Guy LaBree is a self-made Florida artist. His love and enthusiasm for Florida, the Seminole Indians who have been his friends since youth, and wildlife have enabled him to create masterpieces. We are the beneficiaries of his works."--Patsy West, author of The Enduring Seminoles: From Alligator Wrestling to Casino Gaming Guy LaBree's connection to the Seminole Tribe of Florida began when he was an elementary school student in the 1940s living near the Dania (now Hollywood) reservation in Florida. However, it wasn't until the 1970s that his relationship with the tribe grew into a remarkable creative partnership. LaBree was encouraged by Seminoles who were former classmates and friends to produce paintings depicting important teachings about Seminole culture, customs, history, and legend as a way of passing on traditional knowledge to younger generations. To do this, he was given unprecedented access to privileged information never before shared with outsiders. As a sign of his success, two of his images now hang in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. This book features forty-two stunning selections from this self-taught artist's output of more than 1,000 paintings. It also tells, for the first time, the intriguing story behind the white man who became A Bosh Che−Will A Tee Chee: "The Barefoot Artist of the Seminoles."

Native America A State By State Historical Encyclopedia 3 Volumes

Author : Daniel S. Murphree
ISBN : 9780313381270
Genre : Social Science
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Employing innovative research and unique interpretations, these essays provide a fresh perspective on Native American history by focusing on how Indians lived and helped shape each of the United States. • 50 chapters examine the role of Native Americans in the history and development of each state • Contributions from more than 30 distinguished native and nonnative scholars from around the world, each providing a unique perspective on the states and the native peoples who lived there both before and after statehood • A chronology of significant events in Native American history for each state from the pre-colonial period to the present • Extensive, interdisciplinary bibliographies on Native American history in each state

Domestic Animals Humans And Leisure

Author : Janette Young
ISBN : 9781315457437
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Domestic animals are an integral component of human leisure experience and can enhance the physical, social, and mental wellbeing of humans. The interplay of human and animal experiences of justice, wellbeing, rights, and roles within leisure is the central theme of this book. Research explores the position of domesticated animals in human leisure experiences, in a wide array of leisure settings. Chapters question whether domestic animals may have a desire for leisure that is different from human leisure, whether animals have and wish to fulfil needs for meaningful leisure or non-leisure, and whether human leisure needs and desires may coincide or contradict wellbeing interests of animals. This book provides a venue for the dissemination and exploration of research, which champions the welfare and rights of these animals to have their needs and interests in leisure recognised. It moves the debate about animals in leisure beyond the current limits which have seen research mainly confined to the exotic ‘other’ rather than more mundane, everyday domestic animals. This book will be of interest to individuals in the fields of tourism ethics, zoology, animal behaviour, and leisure studies.

A Seminole Legend

Author : Betty Mae Jumper
ISBN : 0813022851
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discusses the life of Native American Betty Mae Jumper, highlighting her various occupations, her storytelling abilities, and her family's turbulent Seminole history.

High Stakes

Author : Jessica Cattelino
ISBN : 9780822391302
Genre : Social Science
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In 1979, Florida Seminoles opened the first tribally operated high-stakes bingo hall in North America. At the time, their annual budget stood at less than $2 million. By 2006, net income from gaming had surpassed $600 million. This dramatic shift from poverty to relative economic security has created tangible benefits for tribal citizens, including employment, universal health insurance, and social services. Renewed political self-governance and economic strength have reversed decades of U.S. settler-state control. At the same time, gaming has brought new dilemmas to reservation communities and triggered outside accusations that Seminoles are sacrificing their culture by embracing capitalism. In High Stakes, Jessica R. Cattelino tells the story of Seminoles’ complex efforts to maintain politically and culturally distinct values in a time of new prosperity. Cattelino presents a vivid ethnographic account of the history and consequences of Seminole gaming. Drawing on research conducted with tribal permission, she describes casino operations, chronicles the everyday life and history of the Seminole Tribe, and shares the insights of individual Seminoles. At the same time, she unravels the complex connections among cultural difference, economic power, and political rights. Through analyses of Seminole housing, museum and language programs, legal disputes, and everyday activities, she shows how Seminoles use gaming revenue to enact their sovereignty. They do so in part, she argues, through relations of interdependency with others. High Stakes compels rethinking of the conditions of indigeneity, the power of money, and the meaning of sovereignty.

Public Indians Private Cherokees

Author : Christina Taylor Beard-Moose
ISBN : 9780817355135
Genre : Business & Economics
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A major economic industry among American Indian tribes is the public promotion and display of aspects of their cultural heritage in a wide range of tourist venues. Few do it better than the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, whose homeland is the Qualla Boundary of North Carolina. Through extensive research into the work of other scholars dating back to the late 1800s, and interviews with a wide range of contemporary Cherokees, Beard-Moose presents the two faces of the Cherokee people. One is the public face that populates the powwows, dramatic presentations, museums, and myriad roadside craft locations. The other is the private face whose homecoming, Indian fairs, traditions, belief system, community strength, and cultural heritage are threatened by the very activities that put food on their tables. Constructing an ethnohistory of tourism and comparing the experiences of the Cherokee with the Florida Seminoles and Southwestern tribes, this work brings into sharp focus the fine line between promoting and selling Indian culture.

Sunshine Paradise

Author : Tracy J. Revels
ISBN : 0813035422
Genre : Business & Economics
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How tourism shaped the Sunshine State "An enlightening journey through Florida's diverse and evolving tourism history, illustrating the changing face of tourism over the years, and how Floridians have coped with these changes. An informative look at Florida's past efforts to woo tourists, and the mixed blessings that tourism has brought to the Sunshine State."--Brian Rucker, author of Image and Reality "At last--a readable, concise history of Florida tourism from the earliest European discovery to the present. Revels's prose sizzles. Her ability to summarize and analyze more than 300 years of Florida tourism in just over 200 pages is truly stunning. It is a remarkable achievement. Sunshine Paradise both entertains and informs on every page, and it should be required reading for policy makers and everyone else who needs to know how current Florida came to be."--James M. Denham, professor of history and director, Lawton M. Chiles Jr., Center for Florida History, Florida Southern College For nearly two hundred years, Floridians have eagerly exploited tourism as the key to economic prosperity. As a result, the state has constantly reshaped and remodeled itself as different types of tourist heavens, and many aspects of its history have become inseparable from the fantastic images created by the tourism industry. From spa retreats to nature preserves, from riverboat rides to roller coasters, and from railroads to theme parks, the state's dependence on tourism has greatly shaped its identity. Sunshine Paradise is the first book to focus exclusively on how--and why--tourism came to define Florida. Offering a concise look at the subject from the 1820s to the present, Tracy Revels demonstrates tourism's relevance to all other major aspects of Florida history, including the Civil War, the land boom, and civil rights. In this enjoyable and well-written history, Revels shows how Florida's tourism industry has remained adaptive and expansive, ready to sell the next version of paradise to northerners hungry for sunshine. She also explains why the state's business and political leaders must consider the history of tourism development as they plan for the state's future.


Author : Anja Dreschke
ISBN : 9783839429778
Genre : Social Science
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Reenactments als Medienpraktiken des Wiederaufführens, Nacherlebens und Reaktualisierens sind nie »bloße« Wiederholungen dokumentierter oder fiktionaler Ereignisse, sondern stets kreativ-produktive Medienaneignungen, die ihrerseits neue mediale Formen schaffen. Am Beispiel von Verfahren der bildenden Kunst, des Theaters und des Films, anhand populärkultureller Praktiken der Geschichtsaneignung und des Literaturtourismus und anhand von Reinszenierungen in der Alltagsinteraktion geht der Band der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung dem Rekurs auf mediale Repräsentationen (Filme, Bücher, Computerspiele) zukommt. Mit Beiträgen aus der Ethnologie, der Kultur-, der Medien-, der Geschichts- und der Literaturwissenschaft sowie der Linguistik.

The Whole Country Was One Robe

Author : Nicholas Curchin Vrooman
ISBN : WISC:89121702336
Genre : Indians of North America
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