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.

 
Detail from Royce, C. C. & Thomas, C. (1899) Indian land cessions in the United States. Source: Library of Congress

Detail from Royce, C. C. & Thomas, C. (1899) Indian land cessions in the United States. Source: Library of Congress

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. 

Seminole Reservations Image source: www.semtribe.com

Seminole Reservations

Image source: www.semtribe.com

current seminole reservations

Today the Seminole's Brighton Reservation is located in the Headwaters region.

The Tribes Today

The Seminole and Miccosukee remain Florida's stewards today.

 

visit the Tribes

Learn more about the Seminole and Miccosukee

www.semtribe.com

http://www.miccosukee.com/