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Creator:
Warner, E.F producer  Search this
Physical description:
86 feet silent b&w film/video
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
North America
Date:
1917
Notes:
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Summary:
Edited film produced by "Field and Stream" Magazine for Bray Studios, Paramount. Film depicts a "coon" hunt showing men and dogs leaving a plantation house to tree a racoon. Also depicted is the role of Blacks in a coon hunt followed by communal dancing and celebration by Black men. This documents a dance style known as "shaking the dogs" accompanied by a percussion technique using wooden stakes.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Dance  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1988.16.3
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218661