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Native American Land Acknowledgment Research Guide

Native Americans - Florida - Miccosukee - Introduction

Resources that deal with the Miccosukee Tribe are included on this page. Following is an excerpt from the Miccosukee website.

"The Tribe has a proud history, which predates Columbus. The Miccosukee Indians were originally part of the Creek Nation, and then migrated to Florida before it became part of the United States.

During the Indian Wars of the 1800s, most of the Miccosukee were removed to the West, but about 100, mostly Mikasuki-speaking Creeks, never surrendered and hid out in the Everglades. Present Tribal members now number over 600 and are direct descendants of those who eluded capture.

To survive in this new environment, the Miccosukee adapted to living in small groups in temporary 'hammock style' camps spread throughout the Everglades’ vast river of grass. In this fashion, they stayed to themselves for about 100 years, resisting efforts to become assimilated. Then, after the Tamiami Trail highway was built in 1928, the Tribe began to accept New World concepts."

Native Americans - Florida - Miccosukee - Starting Resources

Native Americans - Florida - Miccosukee - Additional Resources

Native Americans - Florida - Miccosukee - Books

Downs, Dorothy. Art of the Florida Indian: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Seminole and Miccosukee Indian Art.
Hollywood, FL: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1989.

----. Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995.

----. Patchwork: Seminole and Miccosukee Art and Activities.
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 2005.

Henderson, Nancy Wallace and Jane Dewey.
Circle of Life: the Miccosukee Indian Way.
Type: Juvenile Literature. New York: J. Messner, 1974.

Kersey, Harry A. An Assumption of Sovereignty: Social and Political Transformation Among the Florida Seminoles, 1953-1979.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

----. The Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes: A Critical Bibliography.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Mahon, John K. and Brent R. Weisman. "Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Peoples."
In Gannon, Michael, ed. The New History of Florida, pp. 183–206.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996.

Milanich, Jerald T. Florida Indians from Ancient Times to the Present.
Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1998.

Tiger, Buffalo and Harry A. Kersey, Jr. Buffalo Tiger: a Life in the Everglades.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

Weisman, Brent Richards. Unconquered People : Florida’s Seminole and Miccosukee Indians.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999.

West, Patsy. The Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Southern Florida.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2002.