A Brief History
A brief history and bibliography of Florida from the Stone Age to the Space Age.
Prehistoric Native People
The first people to enter the Florida peninsula around 12,000 years ago were not explorers, adventurers, or settlers,but nomads following the big game animals upon which their survival depended.
16th Century Settlements
Hundreds of thousands of Indians already called Florida home when Europeans first arrived in the early 16th century.
The Seminoles of Florida call themselves the "Unconquered People," descendants of just 300 Indians who managed to elude capture by the U.S. army in the 19th century.
Florida Governor's portraits and biographies.