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"Glimpses of Life Among the Catawba and Cherokee Indians of the Carolinas" (1927)

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Film Id:F16-4051
Film Description:"Glimpses of Life Among the Catawba and Cherokee Indians of the Carolinas"
Title cards are off-center (parallax problem)

Notes from From Wes Taukchiray report to the Smithsonian in 1974/5 -

Children line up to go into school building, snowball fight. Sam Blue and another Catawba man doing the bear dance. Another dance called the wild goose chase. Bow and arrow. Rabbit hopping away.
Long close-up of Elsie Blue (Youngest daughter of Chief Sam Blue).
Close up of Bertha George Harris and Evelyn Brown.
Snowballs. More close-ups – Vera Blue and girl, Elsie Blue again, Sam Blue’s wife Louisa Blue.
Sam Blue and his half-sister Sally Gordon (the last two speakers of the Catawba language at that time).
Sam Blue and a Mormon elder in front of house.
Edith Brown and Evelyn Brown.
Man with blowgun. D.A. Harris.
Joe Sanders; with a blowgun; he goes up a hill.
Blowing medicine through a cane blowgun onto a little girl.
Edith Brown making pottery (all the steps), a hog comes up and sniffs around. She has a couple of very large amphora vases. Joe Sanders pounding clay with a pestle.

Provided by Brent Burgin, Archivist, USC Lancaster -
Samuel Taylor Blue (1872-1959)
Elsie Blue George (1914 -)
Bertha George Harris (1913-)
Evelyn Brown George (1914-2007) We also interviewed her shortly before her death.
Vera Blue Sanders (1901-1981)
Louisa Canty Blue (1883-1963)
Sallie Brown Gordon (1875-1952)
Edith Harris Brown (1893-1985)
David Adam "Toad" Harris (1872-1930)
Joseph Sanders (1892-1938)

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Title cards are off-center (parallax problems at time of filming) Note that reel two with the Cherokee is not in this transfer.

United States -- North and South Carolina.

Notes from From Wes Taukchiray report to the Smithsonian in 1974/5 -

Children line up to go into school building, snowball fight. Sam Blue and another Catawba man doing the bear dance. Another dance called the wild goose chase. Bow and arrow. Rabbit hopping away.
Long close-up of Elsie Blue (Youngest daughter of Chief Sam Blue).
Close up of Bertha George Harris and Evelyn Brown.
Snowballs. More close-ups – Vera Blue and girl, Elsie Blue again, Sam Blue’s wife Louisa Blue.
Sam Blue and his half-sister Sally Gordon (the last two speakers of the Catawba language at that time).
Sam Blue and a Mormon elder in front of house.
Edith Brown and Evelyn Brown.
Man with blowgun. D.A. Harris.
Joe Sanders; with a blowgun; he goes up a hill.
Blowing medicine through a cane blowgun onto a little girl.
Edith Brown making pottery (all the steps), a hog comes up and sniffs around. She has a couple of very large amphora vases. Joe Sanders pounding clay with a pestle.

Provided by Brent Burgin, Archivist, USC Lancaster -
Samuel Taylor Blue (1872-1959)
Elsie Blue George (1914 -)
Bertha George Harris (1913-)
Evelyn Brown George (1914-2007) We also interviewed her shortly before her death.
Vera Blue Sanders (1901-1981)
Louisa Canty Blue (1883-1963)
Sallie Brown Gordon (1875-1952)
Edith Harris Brown (1893-1985)
David Adam “Toad” Harris (1872-1930)
Joseph Sanders (1892-1938)
Video Category:Produced Film
Film Creator:Frank G. Speck
Topics:Catawba people, Catawba, South Carolina, United States
Tags: Catawba people | Catawba, (N.C.) | South Carolina | United States
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.


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