Florida's Indians from Ancient Times to the Present / Edition 1

Florida's Indians from Ancient Times to the Present / Edition 1

by Jerald T. Milanich, Jay I Kislak Reference Collection (Libra
     
 

Florida's Indians tells the story of the native societies that have lived in Florida for twelve millennia, from the early hunters at the end of the Ice Age to the modern Seminole, Miccosukee, and Creek Indians. When the first Indians arrived in what is now Florida, they wrested their livelihood from a land far different from the modern countryside, one that was cooler… See more details below

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Florida's Indians tells the story of the native societies that have lived in Florida for twelve millennia, from the early hunters at the end of the Ice Age to the modern Seminole, Miccosukee, and Creek Indians. When the first Indians arrived in what is now Florida, they wrested their livelihood from a land far different from the modern countryside, one that was cooler, drier, and almost twice the size. Thousands of years later European explorers encountered literally hundreds of different Indian groups living in every part of the state. (Today every Florida country contains an Indian archaeological site.) The arrival of colonists brought the native peoples a new world and great changes took place - by the mid-1700s, through warfare, slave raids, and especially epidemics, the population was almost annihilated. Other Indians soon moved into the state, including Creeks from Georgia and Alabama, who were the ancestors of the modern Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Written for a general audience, this book is lavishly illustrated with full-color drawings and photographs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813015996
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Native Peoples, Cultures, and Places of the Southeastern United States Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
444,686
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Past and Present
1Ancient Floridians1
2Changes in the Land Bring New Lifeways20
3St. Johns Culture of East and Central Florida38
4Cultures of Northern Florida54
5The Farmers73
6Peninsular Gulf Coast93
7Belle Glade, Glades, and Caloosahatchee Cultures112
8The Invasion133
9Spanish Missions and the Impact of Colonialism153
10An End and a New Beginning171
For Further Reading and Research189
Illustration Credits193

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