Florida Native Heritage Photos

Indian tribes like the Apalachee, Creek, Miccosukee & Seminoles had various rivalries among themselves, but there biggest tragedy came during the Wars of Indian Removal from 1817-58. Those who survived the aggressive white settlers either fled to the Everglades or were moved to the American west. A few artifacts remain to record the artistry of these decimated peoples.

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Reconstructed thatched shelter for natives at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Interior log supports of native council house shelter at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Living platforms with council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Fireplace & pottery at center of council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Reconstructed thatched shelter for natives at San Luis Archeological & Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL. Interior log supports of native council house shelter at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Living platforms with council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Fireplace & pottery at center of council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.
Replicas of native pottery & baskets in council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Replica of engraved native shell dipper at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Native American shell tools collected in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole chief Yaha-Hajo by J.T. Bowen published by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark of Philadelphia in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.
Replicas of native pottery & baskets in council house at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Replica of engraved native shell dipper at San Luis Historic Site. Tallahassee, FL.Native American shell tools collected in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole chief Yaha-Hajo (1842) by J.T. Bowen published by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark of Philadelphia in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.
Portrait of Creek chief Tustennuggee Emathla by J.T. Bowen published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole guerrilla leader Osceola based on drawing by George Catlin in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole Chief Tuko-See-Matha by Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Replica of native Floridian Indian shell gorget inscribed with warrior holding severed head at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Portrait of Creek chief Tustennuggee Emathla (1838) by J.T. Bowen published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole guerrilla leader Osceola (Asi Yaholo) (c1838) based on drawing by George Catlin in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait of Seminole Chief Tuko-See-Matha (1844) by Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Replica of native Floridian Indian shell gorget inscribed with warrior holding severed head at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.
Replica of native Floridian shell black drink bowl inscribed with Indian in feathers at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Indian pottery bowl with salt in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Tile mural of Seminole guerrilla leader Osceola arrested under a flag of truce in 1838 in museum of The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Tableau of native Americans who used Fountain of Youth before Ponce de Leon arrived. St Augustine, FL.
Replica of native Floridian shell black drink bowl inscribed with Indian in feathers at Castillo de San Marcos. St Augustine, FL.Indian pottery bowl with salt in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Tile mural of Seminole guerrilla leader Osceola arrested under a flag of truce in 1838 in museum of The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Tableau of native Americans who used Fountain of Youth before Ponce de Leon arrived. St Augustine, FL.

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