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Freeman, Ethel Cutler 1886-1972  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (40 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
master one video cassette (40 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (1,600 feet) silent color 16mm
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people) Kenya  Search this
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Forest  Search this
Watusi Ruwanda  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Title Supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
E.C. Freeman papers are in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, an amateur Seminole specialist and a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History, born in 1886, died 1972. Wrote papers relating to her field work among the Arapaho, Hopi, Kickapoo, Navaho, Pueblo, Shosoni, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, music and chants of Africa, including the Masai, Zulu, and Pygmies, material relating to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was amember.
Addl. KW Subjects:
Southern Africa
Footage records a family trip from Capetown, South Africa, through Uganda, Nyasaland (Malawi) and the Congo, to Cairo, Egypt. Footage of ethnographic interest includes: street vendors and rickshaw boys in Capetown, a Zulu wedding and a Zulu Zionist congregation, Mbuti Pygmies at a temporary village camp in the Ituri Forest, Watusi dancers at a colonial outpost, and Masai herders in Kenya. Also included are: wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park, the Kabaka royal tombs of the Baganda at Kasubi, Lake Edward, Semwaki Valley, and the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda; Sudan; Nile Valley; and Cairo. Other locations of interest include: Table Mountain, Cape Town, Kruger Park in South Africa and Limbe (Blantyre), Nyasaland.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Language and culture  Search this
Ceremony--crossing the equator  Search this
Vendors  Search this
Food preparation--stamping grain  Search this
Weddings--Zulu  Search this
Musical instruments--drums--string harps  Search this
Dance--Zulu--Watusi--Mbuti  Search this
Markets  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1986.11.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reprodution and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives