Saturday, June 6, 2009

Seminole in native dress


Some time ago, Silver Springs Park hosted an event which featured native Americans and their crafts. This gentleman was dressed in Seminole Indian clothing.

27 comments:

magiceye said...

candid photo capture!

tapirgal said...

Very cool! I love it that they preserve the traditional dress.

Kcalpesh said...

Thanks for sharing! It looks very creative and colorful. However can't say how comfortable that dress would be!! :-)

cieldequimper said...

Ah thanks Jacob. I'm going to have to check a few things, I wouldn't have associated Seminoles with beaded buckskin.

m_m said...

Interesting!

Vogon Poet said...

What a solemn posture and colorful dress. I'm curious about the crafts.

Hilda said...

I love it!

I love ethnic arts, crafts and clothing (of almost any tribe or country) and I wish those of native Americans were available here too, but I haven't seen any at all!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

He sure looks the part:-) Great shot.

Daryl said...

That's a heavy looking costume .. all those beads and feathers ... I am guessing its some sort of ceremonial costume ... nice shot!

JM said...

Native American outfits are just fantastic!

Small City Scenes said...

The Seminoles are the only Native Americans that never surrendered to the white-eyes.Or so I am told. Great outfits he is wearing.

MB

Jacob said...

I think you're right Mary Beth...

Cezar and Léia said...

Are the shoes also traditional?
LOL
Great picture!
Cezar

Jacob said...

@ Vogon Poet - Some of the crafts involved jewelry and leather but one man showed off his canoes!

Jacob said...

@ Cezar & Leia - I think so...but I don't know. And he might not be a Seminole, he could be from the North Pole. I dunno. ;-)

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. I appreciate what you wrote. You have so many good points. Thank you.

About the daily picture: It's wonderful. You really have an eye for images.

Have a wonderful day!

Lee Spangler said...

I have mixed feelings when I see such a picture. The treatment by Andrew Jackson of the Seminoles was so filled with deceit and cruelty. You should see what happened to their chief Osceola. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments on my blog. Lee

Jacob said...

@ Lee - I'm with you. Jackson hated all Indians with a passion and was a rabid racist to boot. Osceola was tricked to "come in" with a promise of immunity, then imprisoned and later died in prison.

Fairly typical. The U.S. made over 150 treaties with the Indian nations over a period of 100 years and did not keep one of them!

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great shot!

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Bergson said...

and this woman don't be afraid

Denise Jelonek said...

It makes me wonder what he is thinking? They have a sad past but the Seminoles are making lots of money now in the gambling arenas in Florida.

Becky said...

It's so interesting to learn about the lives of the natives before we Europeans came and treated them like crap. When I was a kid, I used to wish I was Native American and lived in a teepee. Of course, our Native Americans over here lived much differently than those from the southern states. It gets much colder here, and it's quite a bit drier.

Tash said...

Nice looking man. I really like the kneehigh footwear & of course, the headress.
BTW - I'm glad you enjoy the views of the Palos Verdes coastline. I enjoy your reminiscenses about Calif coast.

Joy said...

I have such a soft spot for Native American Indians. I don't know why. It would be an honour to meet one.

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Lois said...

You took this picture just for me right Jacob?

Jacob said...

@ Lois - Yup!

Anonymous said...

um hes not southern florida semilnole, but oklahoma seminole. THe florida seminoles do not dress like plains indians, the ones thatr went on the trail of tears did. SO there are 2 different groups, the ones thart stayed and refused to leave, and the ones that left. THe ones that left kept with the plains culture and dress, the ones that didnt wear different regalia then this ty

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