Florida Native Americans

Florida has a long history of Native American inhabitance. They are believed to have first arrived in Florida about 10,000 – 15,000 years ago. Many tribes coexisted here until the Spanish arrived in Florida in the 1500s. Today there are still several tribes existing in Florida, but only two are federally recognized: the Miccosukee and the Seminoles.

The Seminoles are the most well known in modern times. They are a conglomerate of what was once several different tribes located in North Florida and Georgia. Today they live mostly in South Florida and have 5 different reservations that are all governed together.

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Heritage Of The Ancient Ones (HOTAO) is a multi-cultural, non-profit, educational organization. We are dedicated to preserving the history, culture and traditions of Florida's original native peoples while promoting respect for Mother Earth.

Federally recognized Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is located in the Florida Everglades in Miami, Florida. Four Reservation areas include Tamiami Trail, Alligator Alley and two at Krome Ave which includes the state-of-the-art Miccosukee Indian Gaming Facility and Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. 

Federally Recognized Seminole Tribe of Florida has more non-contiguous reservations than any tribe in North America. 6 Florida Reservations located in Tampa, Immokalee, Brighton, Fort Pierce, Big Cypress & Hollywood.

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