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The medicine bundles of the Florida Seminole and the Green Corn Dance

U. S. Government Printing Office (35) • Published In 1953 • Pages: 155-210 , plates

By: Capron, Louis.

Abstract
As the title suggests this source presents a detailed description of the Seminole medicine bundles, their relationship to the Green Corn Dance, and an analysis of the various ritual components of this dance. Additional data in this paper relate to general concepts of religion, the medicine man and his assistants, musical instruments (i. e., rattles), scratching the skin and drinking an infusion (the Black Drinks) as a form of purification, attitudes toward crime and punishment, and various secular dances associated with the Green Corn Dance.
Subjects
Gratification and control of hunger
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
External trade
Spirits and gods
Sacred objects and places
General character of religion
Organized ceremonial
Dance
Informal in-group justice
Music
culture
Seminole
HRAF PubDate
2003
Region
North America
Sub Region
Eastern Woodlands
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Traveler-4, 5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1989
Coverage Date
ca. 1835-1949
Coverage Place
mainly Cow Creek Seminole; southern Florida, United States
Notes
Louis Capron
LCSH
Seminole Indians