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Big Cypress Shootout 2012

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This was one of two events I am able to participate this season. The next one will be next weekend for the Volunteer Appreciation picnic at Paynes Creek. So this was the big one.

Doing the living history / reenacting at the Seminole Reservation is always different than any event. Our first time was in 1999, and they have done it every year, first at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and now at the Swamp Safari. They are still looking at more ideas to improve for next year.

But I always feel odd, portraying the ancestors of the people in the crowd. I try more than ever, to make a connection with them.

I had an enjoyable weekend. Below is my smiling face, by Gordon Wareham. He is the best shooter at the shootout and has a lot of good photos from the past weekend.

I encountered a car wreck coming into the reservation on Sunday morning. I feel really sorry for the driver and know that it must be difficult.
Current Location:
the hammock
Current Mood:
sleepy sleepy
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On March 6th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC), Helen Preece commented:
Who sponsors the re-enactments and where can a list of when and where they will be held?
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On April 15th, 2012 06:21 am (UTC), seminolewar replied:
Re: Reenactments
Usually sponsored by the individual state, county, and local parks or museums where they are at. I don't know of one list for Seminole war events that has all of them. Sometimes they are historical themed events, and sometimes part of a festival or even a pow wow.
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