Florida's First Stewards
The Headwaters of the Florida Everglades are the ancestral lands of several indigenous peoples, including the Seminole and Miccosukee, and the historic Calusa, Timucuan, Mayaimi, and Belle Glades People.
1827 Seminole lands
The 1827 Seminole Reservation land encompassed the Headwaters of the Everglades. Orlando, Lakeland, Okeechobee, Kissimmee, and Sebring lie within its former borders.
current seminole reservations
Today the Seminole's Brighton Reservation is located in the Headwaters region.