The following diorama was constructed by Bossy’s 11-year-old daughter. It depicts an average day in the life of a Native American Seminole tribe:
Each of the above numbers corresponds to a Seminole figure performing the various tribe jobs which were equally divided between the men and the women.
- Here a Seminole woman weeds the garden by the riverbank:
- And here a Seminole woman does the tribe’s washing near a dock on the riverbank:
- And other tasks were performed by the women of the tribe, as depicted by the following Seminole woman under cover of her chikee:
- And here a hunter prepares to kill his hiding prey with a bow and arrow:
- And lastly a couple of Seminole men fish for the tribe’s dinner next to their canoe along the riverbank:
Nee saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:23 am
I am thinking the Seminole Indians look like the forebears of the Peeps. Coincidence?
Howard saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:35 am
Oooooh! They’re FISHING! I thought they were doing something and glad they seemed to be doing it downstream…
superblondgirl saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:38 am
They look sort of… chocolatey. And delicious.
Kimberley Hannaman-Taylor saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:44 am
Bossy’s daughter shows artistic promise! I love the mother blob and the creatureblob hiding from the hunterblob.
“I am Bossy” is fun. Great Blob…er I mean Blog.
soNOTcool saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:46 am
I’d say that numbah three is toking up a little before weeding the weed.
Nilsa S. saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:46 am
You think the Seminole woman is doing something related to abortion … I think she’s overdosing on Fluff.
Laura saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:47 am
This is so funny-I was waiting for Mr. Bill to pop up at any given moment. Bossy’s daughter does show such creative promise for sure 😉
You can call me, 'Sir' saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:50 am
Where’s Bobby Bowden? The Seminoles can’t do crap without Bobby Bowden. It’s the law or something.
stella saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:52 am
oh. my. god. the seminoles must have been up late at the bar the night before, because they are PEEING straight into their drinking water BOSSY!
you are hysterical.
All Adither saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:54 am
This is great. Are those Weebles?
Miss Britt saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:00 am
I’m thinking less “early abortion” and more “first artificial insemination”.
Dude, that totally looks like giant sperm. What is Bossy teaching her 11 year old? Hmmm?
The Mom Bomb saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:08 am
I’m really digging the white-haired Seminole. You’ve obviously instructed your daughter about the evils of age-ism, and I applaud you. Then again, maybe I just like the white-haired Seminole because he reminds me of a Mallomar . . .
Mary Alice saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:08 am
Are you sure those guys are fishing? I think they might be more PEEING into the river. Guys are like that.
Audubon Ron saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:12 am
ARCI Your write it; I read it!
Other interpretation of the Seminole men fish for the tribe’s dinner:
Man on right, “Damn, this water’s cold.”
Man on left, “Yeah, it’s deep too.”
It’s a guy thing.
The Domestic Goddess saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:27 am
I’m glad you said fishing. I have to join the ranks who at first thought imagined them peeing. Bunch of sickos, we are. And the woman who is doing something you cannot describe? Clearly hitting the pipe.
Evolving saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:39 am
This is by far the best diorama (spelling?) that I have ever seen. Mine usually involved a shoe box and some barbies. Nothing was to scale. Ever.
What would Bossy’s diorama look like?
blackbird saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:44 am
Is it bad that I thought what Howard thought?
Dr. Monkey saysNovember 12, 2007 at 10:57 am
Stop making me learn things. I mean it. I come here for light funny stuff, not serious book learnin’ stuff. I urge you to pull that child from school this second!
Shash saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:04 am
I think the Seminole possibly OD’ing on Fluff might want to check out the wee little snake about to bring the bite down on it. Hopefully not poisonous! 🙂
Great diorama. I love these things!
Suebob saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:08 am
This is so sweet that it brought tears to my eyes.
Janice in TX saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:10 am
I think that Seminole woman is Bossy’s mom holding her cute little white dog.
She picked him up to save him from the vicious snake…but not before the snake bit off his right ear.
Velvet Verbosity saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:33 am
I’m trying to figure out what recent content is generating Google ads for sexual, rape, or child abuse attorneys over there on the left. I think Google adsense is seeing something I’m not Bossy! Maybe I should read the Family Tree.
Mrs. G. saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:34 am
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, most of what I know about history, I’ve learned brom Bossy.
Alice saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:34 am
i am IN LOVE with those adorable little seminoles! with their big eyes! hee! so awesome. also informative! (i too thought the men were peeing into the stream – glad to learn they’re “fishing”)
Nancy saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:36 am
Job well done!
I particularly like the woman in the weed garden. =)
sue saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:48 am
Love that sparkly-blue Native American water.
Manic Mommy saysNovember 12, 2007 at 11:57 am
So now we know, Mr. Hanky, The Christmas Poo was Seminole.
Bossy’s daughter’s diorama gets an A from the internet. Be sure to let her teacher know.
And Velvet’s right; you’ve now got an add for seekingmillionaires.com (always free for beautiful girls). I need a shower.
qt saysNovember 12, 2007 at 12:01 pm
Yeah, that one Seminole is totally toking on some type of primitive bong or something…
Laurie Foolery saysNovember 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm
And here I thought the Seminoles were football players. I kept looking for the little black- and white-striped referee.
Nice ‘stache on grandpa fisherman. Seriously, Bossy’s daughter did a great job!
C'tina saysNovember 12, 2007 at 12:45 pm
I prefer to think of #3 woman as partaking in payote..that is obviously a plume of smoke..she’s had a laborous day of gardening, washing and cleaning fish and now she is unwinding…..
flutter saysNovember 12, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Oh the glorious and artistic diorama in its natural habitat!
mp saysNovember 12, 2007 at 12:59 pm
I’ll have to remember to bring my bakes potato with me next time I go to the creek to wash my clothes….
amy saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:06 pm
yr so funny girl!
I love to come here and just relax and have fun! Life is a hoot at yr pad I bet
Deb on the Rocks saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:10 pm
Unless projects work really differently at your house, I’m wondering how late Bossy had to stay up to get this done so fetchingly. Usually at midnight I’m: “Crap. Go to bed, I’ll finish it, but you owe me, punk.” And then I’m really deflated when we get a B.
Noelle saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:11 pm
I always come here knowing Bossy will teach me something new. I’m so happy that talent has been passed on to the next generation.
Theresa saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm
So, men peeing in the stream and a woman doing heaven knows what with a giant sperm, or could it be a squid? This is the most entertaining blog I’ve been to all day. 🙂
Suzi saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm
Great project! She deserves an A. This diorama brought back great memories of volcanos with vinegar and baking soda. And oatmeal box drums. And castles made of sugar cubes.
Bossy’s readers are the best-such great senses of humor. I laugh out loud at your comments, people.
Momo Fali saysNovember 12, 2007 at 1:59 pm
Mr Farty saysNovember 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm
Dad and Gramps are seeing who can pee the furthest.
Secret Agent Mama saysNovember 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm
That’s not a river of blue Aquadots, is it?
joeinvegas saysNovember 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm
Very nicely done. congratulations to her on that job
Oh, The Joys saysNovember 12, 2007 at 3:51 pm
I’m pretty sure that first woman is a cyclops.
annie saysNovember 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm
OMG! That is cute. The last two guys look like they’re peeing. Or they’re well endowed. Cute, either way.
mr.lootiatto saysNovember 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm
darling.. darling.. darling
I could just eat it up.
Jane saysNovember 12, 2007 at 5:32 pm
heartshapedhedges saysNovember 12, 2007 at 7:34 pm
Little Seminole Weebles, how cute!
Loving your telling of Bert’s life….anxious about the next chapter, even though it was years ago, Im nervous for Bert!
keep up the hilarious blogging!
zenmomma saysNovember 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm
Those last two guys are totally peeing. I’d give her bonus points for sneaking that in.
jozet at Halushki saysNovember 13, 2007 at 12:28 am
That’s not an early abortion.
That is a bong.
daniela saysNovember 13, 2007 at 1:50 am
I can’t wait till Bossy’s daughter has HER own blog. She rocks!
William saysNovember 13, 2007 at 8:22 am
Are the Seminoles edible?
Meghan saysNovember 13, 2007 at 8:41 am
Manic Mommy beat me to the Mr. Hanky punchline.
And, I’m guessing that one guy has a white mustache. If not, I don’t want to know.
(Seriously, though… excellent job Bossy’s Daughter.)
Leanne saysNovember 14, 2007 at 12:18 am
I’d have to beat my ten year old over the head with a stick to get a project like this out of him.
Stop making me look bad. 🙂
Jen saysNovember 14, 2007 at 9:44 am
OMG! I thought they were sooo peeing in the water! Ha! Fishing, huh?
ellen saysNovember 14, 2007 at 7:19 pm
so funny. i love your blog! i thought the seminole lady was squeezing a tube of Colgate under the cover of her chikee. in any case your daughter is clearly a genius…just like mom…
Lori saysNovember 16, 2007 at 6:51 pm
Mr. Hanky? HAHAHAHAHAHA