Native Americans in Florida

This bibliography lists some of the published works in the State Library on Native American history in Florida. 

Book links take you to the record of the item in the library catalog, where you can find out more information, search for books similar to it, or place a hold on the item if you are a library card holder. 

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Apalachee

Books 

Articles

  • Hunter, Donald G. "Their final years: The Apalachee and Other Immigrant Tribes on the Red River, 1763-1834." Florida Anthropologist, March 1994, p.3-46. 

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Calusa

Books 

Articles

  • Arrington, Arden. "The Calusa Legacy." Harbor Happenings, v1, n2, Summer 1997, p.5-8. 

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Creek

Books 

Miccosukee

Books

Articles

  • "Florida's Miccosukee Indians: A new look."  ALOFT, March/April 1979.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Kersey, Harry A.  "The Miccosukees: Florida's oldest new tribe." Forum.  Fall 1992, p. 16-23. 
  • "The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians in Florida."  Provided by Governor's Council on Indian Affairs, 1974.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Tiger, Stephen.  "A History of the Miccosukee Indians."  Feb. 20, 1989.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Yonah, Tsani.  "The Miccosukee Indians, Part I: The promised land." Gulfshore Life, Jan. 1986, p. 86-93. 
  • Yonah, Tsani.  "The Miccosukee Indians, Part II: Prelude to destruction." Gulfshore Life, Feb. 1986, p. 176-183. 
  • Yonah, Tsani.  "The Miccosukee Indians, Part III: Patriots in warpaint." Gulfshore Life, Mar. 1986, p. 82-83, 142-145, 148-149.

Seminole

Books 

Articles 

  • Blackard, David M.  "The Seminoles: Resiliant Runaways." Forum.  Fall 1992, p. 10-15. 
  • "Florida's Emerging Seminoles."  National Geographic, November 1969, p.716-734. 
  • "Florida's Seminoles."  Miami Daily News.  Reprinted from Staff Writer Cecil R. Warren's articles.
    • Vertical file--INDIANS--SEMINOLES (General) Folder II. 
  • Gassaway, Carolyn.  "Black Indians in the Seminole Wars." South Florida History, Winter 1998-99, p. 10-17. 
  • "'Give us twenty-five years’: Florida Seminoles from near termination to self-determination, 1953-1957."  Florida Historical Quarterly, v.67, p.290-309. 
  • Goggin, John M.  "Indians in Florida."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS--SEMINOLES (General) Folder II. 
  • Hann, John H.  "Late seventeenth-century forebears of the lower Creeks and Seminoles."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • Kersey, Harry A.  "When moral imperatives clashed: Andrew Jackson and Osceola."  Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Summer 1995, p. 11-15. 
  • Knetsch, Joe.  "Southeast Florida in the Third Seminole War: Roads, Scouts, and Expeditions--Part I."  Broward Legacy, Winter/Spring 1999, p. 38-45. 
  • Knetsch, Joe.  "Southeast Florida in the Third Seminole War: Roads, Scouts, and Expeditions--Part II."  Broward Legacy, Summer/Fall 1999, p. 22-34. 
  • Mahon, John K. "The First Seminole war, November 21, 1817- May 24, 1818." Florida Historical Quarterly, summer 1998, p. 62-67. 
  • "Missouri volunteers and the Battle of Okeechobee: Christmas Day 1837." Florida Historical Quarterly, Oct. 1991, p. 166-176. 
  • Peithmann, Irvin.  "Notes on the present status of the Florida Seminoles."  Southern Folklore, September 1959, p.155-168. 
  • Polk, Brian L. "Lessons from the wilderness: Factors that affected the United States Army's campaign in Florida during the second Seminole War." Broward Legacy, vol. 15, n.1-2, 1992, p. 36-42. 
  • Porter, Kenneth W.  "Origins of the St. Johns River Seminole: were they Mikasuki?"  Florida Anthropologist, vol.4, no.3-4, Nov. 1951, p.39. 
  • Smiley, Nixon.  "The First Floridians--A Trail of Tears." The Miami Herald, Sunday, July 4, 1976, 14-L. 
  • Straight, William M.  "Dr. Jacob Ernst Brecht: Missionary, physician, and friend to the Seminoles."  Journal of the Florida Medical Association, v.80, n.9, Sept. 1993, p. 605-612. 
  • "Unforgotten threat: Florida Seminoles in the Civil War."  Florida Historical Quarterly, v.69, p.300. 
  • West, Patsy.  "Reflections--Slavery's ugly legacy."  Seminole Tribune, March 14, 1997, p.3. 
  • "The white man's ways are catching up with Florida's Seminoles." The Floridian (St. Petersburg Times), October 19, 1969, p.18-26.

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Timucua

Books 

Articles 

  • Barker-Benfield, Simon.  "The Timucua: a civilization that flourished at the river's edge."  Florida-Times Union, Dec. 7, 1997.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Griffin, John W. and Hale G. Smith.  "Nocoroco: a Timucua village of 1605 now in Tomoka State Park."  Florida Historical Quarterly, vol. 27, no.4, April 1949, p.340.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z.

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Yemassee

Articles 

  • Covington, James W.  "Stuarts town, the Yamassee Indians and Spanish Florida."  Florida Anthropologist, vol 21, n1, (March 1968), p.8. 
  • Covington, James W.  "The Yemassee Indians in Florida."  Florida Anthropologist, vol. 23, n3, September 1970 p. 119. 
  • Rabb, Jack.  "Yemassee Indians along Silver Run."  Ocala Star Banner, July 28, 1983.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)

General Resources About Florida's Native Americans

Books 

Articles 

  • "Are Florida's Indians an endangered species?"  Floridian, Dec. 23, 1973, p.12-21. 
  • Bowers, Shirley H.  "Captured on canvas: McKenney-Hall's history of the Indian tribes of North America."  Florida Historical Quarterly, v71, p. 339-347. 
  • Brochu, Nicole S. "Florida's Lost Tribe: In search of the Tequesta, the people who made the Miami circle."  Sunshine, April 23, 2000.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Bullen, Adelaide.  "Florida Indians of Past and Present."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • Cash, W.T.  "The Story of Florida."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • Clark, James C.  "European Arrival spelled doom for Native Americans." Florida Magazine, Aug. 8, 1993, p.4.
  • "Discovering your artifacts: what to look for and how to retrieve them."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Dovell, J. E.  "Florida: Historic, Dramatic, Contemporary."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • Drake, Ella Wells.  "A Choctaw academy education: the Apalachicola experience, 1830-1833."  Florida Historical Quarterly, Winter 2000, p. 289-308. 
  • Granberry, Julian.  "Early Trade Routes of North and South American Indians."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--M-Z. 
  • Milanich, Jerald T.  "The Lost Tribes of Florida."  Forum (Florida Humanity Council) Fall 1992, p. 4-9. 
  • Quetone, Joe A.  "The Nations within a Nation."  Forum, Fall 1992, p. 30-33. 
  • Prucha, Francis Paul.  "Indian Peace Medals in American history."
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • "Removal of Indians."  Bill on Indian removal.  From House Reports 21st Congress, 1st Session, v.2 #176-298, report #227. Feb. 24, 1830.
    • Vertical file: INDIANS (other)--A-L. 
  • Riordan, Patrick.  "Finding freedom in Florida: Native people, African Americans, and colonists, 1670-1816."  Florida Historical Quarterly, Summer 1996, p.24-43. 
  • Wisenbaker, Michael.  "Florida's true natives."  The Florida Naturalist, Spring 1988, p. 2-5.

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