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Florida Indians

Historical resources for early indian tribes of Florida and links to tribes that reside in the State.

16th Century Settlements of Florida
Hundreds of thousands of Indians already called Florida home when Europeans first arrived in the early 16th century.

Boynton's Indian Mounds
Palm Beach County has the largest cluster of Native American Indian Mounds and they are located just west of Boynton Beach.

Calusa Indian History
These Indians inhabited the shores of Southwest Florida and were commonly referred to as "The Shell Indians."

Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians
The history of a great American Indian leader.

Historic Florida Indians
A great overview of Florida's Indian history beginning with the Timucuans, Tocobaga and Calusa tribes that inhabited the State long before Florida was discovered by new world explorers.

Indian Key History
The early history of Indian Key which today is the Indian Key Historic Site and accessible only by boat.

Indian Key Historic State Park
Accessible only by boat, this historic 11-acre island has several hundred yards of well-maintained trails for hiking.

Northwest Florida Place Names of Indian Origin
Interesting background of some of Northwest Florida's places where the names were derived from Indian origins.

Seminole Indian History
A brief historical look at the Seminole Indians - from past to present.

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
The official website of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
The official website of the present-day Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The Seminole Wars
A brief history of the Seminole Wars.

The Tekesta Indians of South Florida
A small number of these early Florida residents still reside near Miami.

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