Basket woven with 16mm film from “How the West was Won and Honor Lost”, 1971. (Marlon Brando narrates)
The footage from the Southeast section of "How the West was Won and Honor Lost" was about the Trail of Tears when the tribes were removed to Oklahoma. I did at least one basket with a reference to stomp dance and blues and the escaped slaves that intermarried into the five civilized tribes, or were slaves of Cherokees who intermarried with Southern whites and assimilated the practice of owning slaves who were also swept west during Jackson's attempts to remove Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole.
Stomp Dance and Blues are both call and response singing in their purest forms and the influences are remarkable. If you want to know more about it, you could listen to Tucarora singers like Pura Fe who is part of Ulali, a group one of whose CD's were produced by Wynton Marsalis.
If you want to hear the musical influences between Southeastern tribes and African American Music, go to ttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ulali-project-album--2#/ and to the second song of the Deer Clan singers, the Alligator Song, and you can hear it on the Indian side.
Another place that is talked about is in the film Pepper's Pow Wow by Sandi Osawa, about Portland Kaw Indian Jazz Musician, Jim Pepper who talks about the influences.
2021-2022 Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (monograph available) 2018-19 Winter Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR 2017 Art of Gail Tremblay, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
2021 Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay. Edited by Cathy Denning. Portland, OR: Froelick Gallery, 2021. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, shown at Froelick Gallery, December 1, 2021 – January 29, 2022. Monograph illustration, p. 17.