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Florida Web Sites: Native Americans
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Describes the "Ais Cacique" or Indian Chief of the Ais tribe. Includes an illustration, informative summary, and a list of artifacts associated with the Chief.
A brief encyclopedia article from Britannica.
Mission San Luis
A very comprehensive Web site about the Apalachee Indians and their village, the San Luis de Talimali. Includes information on the tribe's agriculture, art, council house, political structure, and social activities.
Calusa Indians, The
Describes the origin of the Calusas and their impact on Florida history.
A summary of the sixteenth-century Spanish encounters with the Calusa Indians. Includes illustrations of explorers as well as additional resources for more information.
Conchologists of America -- Shell Indians
How did the Calusa Indians get their name? Find out here.
E-Chota Cherokee Tribe of Florida
Contains information about the E-Chota Cherokee Tribe in the northwest region of the state. Links are provided about the tribe and its customs, and meetings.
Florida's Ancient Islands, Human Activity on the Ridge
"Little more than a hundred years ago, the Ridge was a wilderness dotted with lakes and streams. For centuries, it was the unchallenged domain of various Native American tribes."
Florida's Prehistoric Indians
Offers information and theories about the first settlers to live in Florida.
Welcome to the World of the Native Indians of Florida
"Heritage of the Ancient Ones (HOTAO) is a multicultural, nonprofit organization, offering educational and environmental awareness programs. We are dedicated to preserving the history, culture and traditions of Florida's original peoples, while promoting respect for Mother Earth. By recreating the world of Florida's First People, we honor the Ancient Ones who once cared for this land."
World History Archives: Native Americans of the Caribbean and Florida
Provides resources about different Native American populations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and other locations.
Indians - Seminole Tribe of Florida - The Official Home of the Florida Seminole Indians
Dedicated to the culture and history of the Seminole Indians. Read the current online Seminole Tribune or find out if there are Seminole Indians in your family tree.
Seminoles of Florida History
"The Seminoles of Florida call themselves the 'Unconquered People,' descendants of just 300 Indians who managed to elude capture by the U.S. army in the 19th century." Provides a brief summary about the Florida Seminole Tribe as well as links to information about other American Indians in Florida.
Seminole Tribe of Florida: History
A comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the Seminoles. Includes an historical facts, timelines, and additional information.
Bibliograf’a de Tequesta
A site in Spanish about the culture of the first people to arrive in Florida.
Tequesta and the Miami Circle
Explains the appearance of post holes cut into the bedrock at the mouth of the Miami River.
A Step Back in Time
This site explores the lives and history of the Timucuan Indians. Includes text, pictures, and illustrations.
Black Drink, The
"Ever wonder how prehistoric man survived without coffee? Millions of Americans depend on a morning cup of coffee to jump-start their day. Florida's own Timucua Indians had something just as good - the Black Drink. It came from a plant called Yaupon Holly."
Timucua Indian Coloring Page
Enables visitors to print out an outlined image of Chief Saturiwa as well as some others, so that they may color them. This site is intended to be a guide for students learning about the Timucuan Indians.
Timucua Kids' Page
Some quick questions and answers about the Timucuan Indians such as, "Who were the Timucuan Indians" and "What did the Timucuan Indians look like?"
Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve
The official Web site by the National Park Service. "The 46,000 acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve was established to protect one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast and to preserve historic and prehistoric sites within the area. The estuarine ecosystem includes salt marsh, coastal dunes, hardwood hammock, as well as salt, fresh, and brackish waters, all rich in native vegetation and animal life."
Where did the Timucua Live?
A map of the Timucuan Indian settlements in Florida and Georgia that compares their location to other tribal locations.
Who Were the Tocobago Indians?
Information about this prehistoric group of Indians that inhabited the area of Tampa Bay.
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