[Indian Village Sign]

[Indian Village Sign]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a sign describing the history of and pointing toward the "Indian Village". The large sign reads, "INDIAN VILLAGE --> The Alabama and Coushatta Indians settled near here in 1832 through the efforts of Gen. Sam Houston, Texas gave them 1210 acres in 1854. The federal government purchased 3071 acres in 1928. Only Indian Reservation in Texas" Behind the sign a road and some trees are visible. There is writing on the backof the photograph that reads, "Livingston, Texas".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
The Folklore of Texan Cultures

The Folklore of Texan Cultures

Date: 1974
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of various ethnic and religious groups residing in Texas, including songs, myths, legends, and other essays. The index begins on page 363.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
[Alabama-Coushatta Dancer Performing with Rings]

[Alabama-Coushatta Dancer Performing with Rings]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta dancer performing with rings at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is in the middle of the stage dancing with a group of about fifteen rings, each one placed in a specific location around his body. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing with a fringed tunic and fur around his ankles and lower legs.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Alabama-Coushatta Dancers Talking to Each Other]

[Alabama-Coushatta Dancers Talking to Each Other]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two Alabama-Coushatta dancers talking to each other at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are both wearing heavily decorated traditional outfits covered in beads and fringe. The dancer on the right is wearing colors of red, white, and blue; the one on the left is wearing black, white, and blue. Each dancer has two large circular arrangements of feathers on their back. They are also wearing fur boots. Behind them a green shed and a yellow shed are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Female Drummer for Alabama-Coushatta Dancers]

[Female Drummer for Alabama-Coushatta Dancers]

Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a female drummer for the Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a cap that says, "Indian Power," she is sitting in a chair and playing a Native American drum with furry mallets.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Woman Making Alabama Coushatta Fry Bread]

[Woman Making Alabama Coushatta Fry Bread]

Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an American Indian woman making Alabama-Coushatta Fry Bread at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in front of an outdoor stove placing pieces of rolled-out dough into a cast iron frying pan full of oil. To the left on a small table is an industrial-sized silver kitchen bowl filled with finished fry breads, ready to be served. The woman is wearing a red shirt with rainbow zig-zag stripes on the sleeves.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Young Alabama-Coushatta Dancer]

[Young Alabama-Coushatta Dancer]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young Alabama-Coushatta dancer posing in front of a hedge at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is wearing a complete tribal outfit consisting of a vest, skirt, leather wrist cuffs, feathered and beaded arm bands, a beaded necklace and sash, a beaded headband, and a feathered headdress. The prominent colors of the clothing are red and yellow.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Alabama-Coushatta Beadwork]

[Alabama-Coushatta Beadwork]

Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman creating a beaded headdress at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman, a member of the Alabama Coushatta tribe, spreads out the large headdress decorated with feathers and beads.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Costumes]

[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Costumes]

Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of members of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe preparing costumes for a dance demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a small boy wears traditional Native-American dance regalia as a woman leans over his fur boot, attaching bells to his costume.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Performance]

[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Performance]

Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta dance performance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two young dancers in full Alabama-Coushatta regalia perform for a crowd of festival participants. The dancers wear large feather headdresses, beaded belts, and fur boots as they dance.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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