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Native Americans in Florida

Kevin McCarthy

Long before the first European explorers set foot on Florida soil, numerous Native American tribes hunted, honored their gods, built burial mounds, and coexisted with one another in pockets of settlements across the state. This book explores the importance of archaeology in preserving the past for future generations, how archaeologists do their work, and even how young people can gain hands-on experience on a real dig. The different types of Indian mounds burial mounds, shell middens, and platform mounds and their uses are explained, as well as Indian languages and reservations. The authors provide detailed descriptions of 185 sites on the Native American Heritage Trail that mark important historical events, as well as a calendar of important dates that highlights the history, culture, setbacks, and successes of Florida's Native Americans.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Pineapple Press
  • Publish Date: Aug 1st, 1999
  • Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.94in - 8.47in - 0.43in - 1.37lb
  • EAN: 9781561641826
  • Recommended age: 14-17
  • Categories: People & Places - United States - Native AmericanHistory - United States - State & Local

About the Author

McCarthy, Kevin: - Kevin McCarthy taught for two years in Turkey as a Peace Corps Volunteer, one ear in Lebanon and two years in Saudi Arabia as a Fulbright Professor, and 37 years at the University of FLorida, where he taught courses in linguistics and writing. He has had 36 books published, including these by Pineapple Press: African American Sites in Florida, Twenty Florida Pirates, Thirty Florida Shipwrecks, Native Americans in Florida, and Apalachicola Bay. He also published African Americans at the University of Florida (UF Sesquicentennial Committee, 2003).

Praise for this book

Gives readers a personal tour through time, tracing this history of the Florida Indians in a language accessible to everyone. -- St. Petersburg Times --St. Petersburg Times Florida Indians is Milanich at his friendly best, as he distills and summarizes decades of complex scholarship into a couple of hundred readable pages, much as he did in The Timucua last year. -- Florida Times-Union --Florida Times-Union Florida's Indians whets our curiosity and stimulates thought. . . . For anyone looking for a good survey of the Native Peoples of Florida this is an excellent overview. -- Florida Frontier Gazette --Florida Frontier Gazzette One needn't be a specialist to appreciate Florida's Indians, though it may be of most interest to teachers, journalists, students of high-school or college age, or others having an interest in Florida historical topics. -- Stuart News --Stuart News One would be hard-pressed to find a person more qualified to write a general account of the Florida Indians, and he has succeeded brilliantly in producing a readable and accessible book carefully grounded on solid scholarship. Milanich not only relates what is known and believed about the Florida Indians, but he shows how and why we know and think what we do. . . . A delightful, informative, and attractive book, and one that deserves and will doubtless earn a wide readership among scholars seeking an overview of the subject as well as curious general readers.-- Sixteenth Century Journal --Sixteenth Century Journal