Item T-883 - Interview with Lee Cremo

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Interview with Lee Cremo

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Bill Doyle.

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CA BI T-883

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  • 1977 (Creation)

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1 audio reel

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File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Lee Cremo in Eskasoni. Lee Cremo's background as a fiddler, the various fiddle styles in Cape Breton. Also, prejudice and the gap between white and Mi'kmaw ways of thinking.

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      • The Mi'kmaq and their Culture: His interest in fiddle music
      • Prejudice and discrimination among children...
      • Mi'kmaw children slow in school because it is their first encounter with the English language
      • Differences between C.B. and Maine, no prejudices in Cape Breton
      • Cultural practices of the Mi'kmaq
      • Mi'kmaw dances, no instruments used
      • Reversal of roles in mixed marriages
      • Masses in Mi'kmaq - role of the priest
      • Role of the family in the ethnic group
      • The Union of Nova Scotian Indians
      • Alcoholism among the Mi'kmaq
      • Important aspect of Mi'kmaw culture - language and music
      • Mi'kmaq attitude towards money
      • Future of the Mi'kmaq
      • Outsiders have wrong impression of Eskasoni
      • Discusses fiddling - compares Scottish, Irish, and French
      • Mi'kmaw music - fiddle and song
      • Mi'kmaw culture is exploited
      • Doesn't think blacks have problems in Cape Breton
      • Importance of parents teaching children not to have prejudice
      • List of people who are helping to promote Mi'kmaw culture
      • Cape Breton's music unique - fiddlers give Scottish music Cape Breton interpretation
      • Views on interracial marriage
      • Many broken marriages between Mi'kmaw women and white men.
      • His white wife is accepted by members of the Mi'kmaw reserve

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