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Interview with Curly Bear McCurlay, March 6, 2004

 File — Bag: \folklife\prj1014\, Folder: 057_mccurlay-curly
Collection number: PRJ1014-057

Scope and Contents

McCurlay, March 6, 2004. Saint George (Ga.). Fieldworker: Forrest Maddox. Audio file digitized from cassette tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections. Topics include the Cherokee of Georgia 2004 Spring Powwow, St. George, Georgia, March 4-6, 2004.


  • March 6, 2004

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452 Megabytes (1 electronic record(s) and derivatives. 1 audio file (wav, mp3) 190108144 bytes. 00:17:57. 4 photographs. 4 PDF documents (20 scans, jp2). 452 MB (474,658,879 bytes).) : Made available in DSpace on 2022-06-02T17:09:19Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 3 cas-1012-47.mp3: 25836368 bytes, checksum: dfde382859eaaef49498fbfd77c94056 (MD5) ads-1012-57.pdf: 774853 bytes, checksum: 17f11548a469f5f002aea0d49690ad48 (MD5) tapelog-and-transcript.pdf: 6581945 bytes, checksum: 4016348cef92f38e0db3887504feb237 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2004-03-06


From the Collection: English

Artist Data Sheet

id_number: ADS-1012-57

last_name: McCurlay

first_name: Curly

middle_name: Bear


group_org_name: "Cherokee, bear society, bird clan"

Call number: PRJ-1012


artist_city: St. George

state: GA









ethnicity_1: Cherokee

ethnicity_2: Irish

religion: "quasi-christian, Native American"

genre: "Myths, Narratives, Native American culture"



date_of_contact: 03/06/04

contact_made_by: Forrest Maddox

notes: Interviews conducted with Curly Bear as part of the Cherokee Tribe of Georgia Pow-wow

keywords: "eagle fether, native american dancing,"

Group or Organization Name: Cherokee, bear society, bird clan

County of Residence:


Notes: Interviews conducted with Curly Bear as part of the Cherokee Tribe of Georgia Pow-wow

Keywords: eagle feather, Native American dancing,

Genres (Controlled Vocabulary): Myths, Narratives, Native American culture

Article Title: The Powwow [Not Digitized 20220602]

Newspaper Title:

Page Number:

People In Article: Curly Bear McCurlay, Squirrel,

Places In Article: St. George, GA;

Subjects in Article: Myths, Narratives, Native American culture

Keywords: Cherokee, dance regalia, spiritual beliefs

Brief Summary: This article was written by Forrest Maddox for Laurie Sommers Honors 4990 class. It includes photographs, extensive notes, paper revisions, and drawings. Very well done and a copy of the tape transcript is incorporated here.

Processing Note

PRJ1014-057, CAS-1012.47, ADS-1012-57, VF-1012.25

Large vertical file folder (abt. 1 inch thick), includes student papers, printed photos, handouts on Cherokee culture, and 1 composition notebook with handwritten notes. Only photos digitized.


Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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