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Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock's Historic Florida Photographs (Florida History and Culture)

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Thanks are due to two authors who have brought forward a selection of 124 gorgeous duotone images from a much larger collection of images in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History. Root, now emeritus, was director of the research library when she came across the extraordinary collection; she joined forces with Milanich (curator emeritus, Florida Museum of Natural History) to prepare this volume. They provide contextual essays and captions for the photos, which were taken over a period of five years beginning in 1905, by Julian Dimrock, a 31-year old photographer who travelled to the area with his father, a New York financier. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A treasure trove of images from the years the Seminoles hid themselves in south Florida
 
“These stunning photographs illustrate the Seminole world of adaptation, resilience, and survival between the Seminole Wars of the 1800s and the successful gaming era of the twentieth century.”—Donald L. Fixico, author of The Daily Life of American Indians in the Twentieth Century
 
“This easily accessible book lifts the veil on that part of Seminole history, following the Seminole Wars, which is cloaked in darkness, as the Seminoles sought to rebuild their culture with little contact with outsiders.”—Annette L. Snapp, Florida Gulf Coast University
 
In April 1905, A. W. Dimock, a New York financier, and his thirty-one-year-old son Julian, motored their boat across Chokoloskee Bay. They docked at George Storter’s store in the small outpost of Everglade on the southwest coast of Florida, at the very edge of Anglo civilization.
            At Storter’s, the Dimocks saw several Seminole Indians who came from their homes in the interior of south Florida to shop and trade for household goods. Survivors of three wars, these proud people kept to themselves. Julian, an accomplished photographer, set up his camera and expressed an interest in learning more about their lives. Over the next five years he would amass an unprecedented photographic record of the Seminole people and their surroundings. Now archived at the American Museum of Natural History, his six thousand glass negatives, unique for the time in that they were not taken for the tourist trade, are a national treasure.
            Milanich and Root relate the adventures of the Dimocks among the Seminole Indians at a time when few whites ventured into the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp. Reproduced in rich duotones, Julian’s photographs reveal fascinating aspects of Seminole Indian life deep in the interior of south Florida.
 
Jerald T. Milanich is curator emeritus of the Florida Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Archaeology magazine, and author or editor of many books including Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians. Nina J. Root,director emerita of the Research Library at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is coeditor of Camera Man’s Journey: Julian Dimock’s South.

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Jerald T. Milanich is curator emeritus of the Florida Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Archaeology magazine, and author or editor of many books including Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians. Nina J. Root,director emerita of the Research Library at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is coeditor of Camera Man’s Journey: Julian Dimock’s South.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813036960
Author:
Milanich, Jerald T
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Author:
Root, Nina J.
Author:
Milanich, Jerald T.
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Florida History and Culture
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 duotones, bibliography, notes, name
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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A treasure trove of images from the years the Seminoles hid themselves in south Florida
 
“These stunning photographs illustrate the Seminole world of adaptation, resilience, and survival between the Seminole Wars of the 1800s and the successful gaming era of the twentieth century.”—Donald L. Fixico, author of The Daily Life of American Indians in the Twentieth Century
 
“This easily accessible book lifts the veil on that part of Seminole history, following the Seminole Wars, which is cloaked in darkness, as the Seminoles sought to rebuild their culture with little contact with outsiders.”—Annette L. Snapp, Florida Gulf Coast University
 
In April 1905, A. W. Dimock, a New York financier, and his thirty-one-year-old son Julian, motored their boat across Chokoloskee Bay. They docked at George Storter’s store in the small outpost of Everglade on the southwest coast of Florida, at the very edge of Anglo civilization.
            At Storter’s, the Dimocks saw several Seminole Indians who came from their homes in the interior of south Florida to shop and trade for household goods. Survivors of three wars, these proud people kept to themselves. Julian, an accomplished photographer, set up his camera and expressed an interest in learning more about their lives. Over the next five years he would amass an unprecedented photographic record of the Seminole people and their surroundings. Now archived at the American Museum of Natural History, his six thousand glass negatives, unique for the time in that they were not taken for the tourist trade, are a national treasure.
            Milanich and Root relate the adventures of the Dimocks among the Seminole Indians at a time when few whites ventured into the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp. Reproduced in rich duotones, Julian’s photographs reveal fascinating aspects of Seminole Indian life deep in the interior of south Florida.
 
Jerald T. Milanich is curator emeritus of the Florida Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Archaeology magazine, and author or editor of many books including Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians. Nina J. Root,director emerita of the Research Library at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is coeditor of Camera Man’s Journey: Julian Dimock’s South.

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