Title: Seminole Indians
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055574/00001
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Title: Seminole Indians
Physical Description: 4 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: 1936?]
Subject: Seminole Indians -- History -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Indians of North America -- History -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "Federal Writers' Project, American Guide, Orlando, Florida."
General Note: "July 17, 1936."
General Note: At head of title: Class II.
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055574
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002062143
oclc - 33962196
notis - AKQ0264

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statue of Meroary. Lately, ho-wver, the pbrWaves a :- .-
-ed with a pair of pants i i.at.ly upontheir arrive ia
Tieslmes. Tom Tiger has formed th habit of dressing. la -
a becouing- manner, and when rigged out inS pair of wr_'; 'ats
a. pair of *ooesla, a bright, oleaa otaleo shirt and half
a dosen red handkerohlefst arotpd his neot,- orowned with an
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Shlself, will always mproes the person who meets Tow Tiger for
the fir'it time. Billy B3tter, who is a little older than Ton,
does not refleot acoh glory on his anoestry. Billy still re-
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pine-knots and oak li1bs was built i. the oeeter, n after -
a while there was a d"ep be4 of ~it, .le* he "
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and placed in the eabers to roast, while t h l -
seoreot coaol together, and skinned the Ier d 'l-"
brought n .by the young warriors. Froi the dak .roN0- of" -
the boatso-sassu-hollobor, the ancient warriors rose bearn i
venison and bear-seat on their shoulders; from the islands of
Okecohobee, and the heron-tenanted prairies and hammooks of -
the great Ooouteeseema-pollaa&h and SaffaJ.eehojee'e Towan the *
dusky red legions came trooping to the ooene of festivity.
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war palnt and silver oraments, rose to his feet, axi in a
.few bzrdes, directed the opening of the perfornanes. A oioa e ..
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i1he eat as chanted; faster ada faster kew i the proceseelo0J
around the Oise On uad on.they swept/, notm Upasinag Dewixt, *o
breath, umil t ally. the yelling, danoi, Jupang .td skia,
.ank down to rest and to feast on the venion. oomptie aad
palm-abbes, whiah were temptingly displayed on platters of .
palette. The fragrant brown ears of roasted oore w re
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