In 2013 the Museum received a letter from Frank and Raquel Wood. Accompanying the letter was a DVD with pictures, taken on the Big Cypress Reservation, and pages of memories. The following is excerpted from those pages. In August 1954 we arrived in our new home on the Big Cypress Reservation.
TAMPA — Last summer the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood celebrated a construction milestone, raising a ceremonial final beam at the site of its massive 450-foot guitar-shaped hotel to be completed in late 2019. A few months later it was Tampa’s turn. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
A short story by Elgin Jumper Lyncoya and his family had been touring the Loxahatchee battlefield on their own for two hours, being ever-respectful of the clash which had occurred there some one-hundred and fiftyeight years before, when, all of a sudden, Lyncoya heard the Seminole warriors’ sad sounds of despair and
Florida is a big and complex state with a big and complex history. And any conversation about that history and its complexity can’t happen without a hefty nod to one of its most profound features – the Florida Everglades. "The Swamp" documentary considers in detail the Everglades, which are comprised of
By Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian “I never knew that!” We hear that every day at the National Museum of the American Indian from visitors of all ages. Our collection of objects and our groundbreaking exhibitions shatter myths about this country and its people and leave our visitors with
FORT LAUDERDALE — “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists, will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Honoring the history of the land now called Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors,
BIG CYPRESS — After months of work, a few Ahfachkee high school students can finally see their high-tech artwork displayed on the walls and iPads at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. The “Are We There Yet?” exhibit, which opened Aug. 28 with a reception that included all Ahfachkee high school students, features story maps