NAPLES — O.B. Osceola Sr. got his start in the chickee building business when, as an 8-year-old, he
handed his father Cory Osceola palm fronds that would be used for a new chickee’s roof. He loved the work but wanted to be on the roof building it with his brothers.
BIG CYPRESS — More than 30 Tribal and non-Tribal cowboys and cowgirls of all ages saddled up March 17 and hit the road for the 22nd annual Junior Cypress Cattle Drive and Rodeo in Big Cypress.
A group of nine steer led the way as horseback riders, dogs, ATVs, bicycles and
IMMOKALEE — About 2,000 history buffs, tourists, school children and boy scouts from all over the state showed up in Immokalee March 2 and 3 to learn a little bit about Seminole history by watching a reenactment of the Seminole Wars.
The Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment, which began in Big Cypress
Sean Snyder and Adrian Matthias Stevens have been dancing since they could walk; Snyder is a men’s fancy dancer and Stevens is a grass dancer.
“We are both just natural dancers,” said Stevens, who is Northern Ute, Shoshone-Bannock and San Carlos Apache. “We were raised in the pow wow world and
At the 6th annual Smith Family Cattle Drive Jan. 27, which honors the family patriarchs’ contributions to the Tribe in the cattle industry and public service, about 100 family, friends and community members aimed to move a herd of 30 steer about six miles from the Brighton Marsh Pens to
All it takes is a drive to the Brighton Trading Post to see things are hopping at the adjacent RV Resort. A sea of recreational vehicles, boats and bikes have filled the 56-pad park to capacity.
“It’s our second year in a row that we’re full,” said Darcey Barrows, Trading Post
About a dozen members of the Naples community went back in time for a couple of days as they canned vegetables the old fashioned way.
Crates of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, watermelons, and pinto and garbanzo beans fresh from the Immokalee farmers market filled the Juanita Osceola Center Feb. 12 and
When Jessica Osceola was a child, she wanted to be a fashion designer. Since then her path has been a creative one; she is an artist and sculptor who has shown her work at galleries and Art Basel in Miami Beach and is a ceramics professor at Florida Gulf Coast
BIG CYPRESS — Forestry firefighters fight fire with fire to prevent large wildfires from spreading out of control. Wildland firefighters from all over Indian Country have been busy setting fires in Big Cypress and Brighton to practice their skills and learn new ones.
The program began in 1994 when Big Cypress
BRIGHTON — The corner of Reservation and Harney Pond Roads was once the hub of Tribal activity in Brighton. A convenience store owned first by Ollie and Shula Jones and then by Joe Lester and Julie John stood at the prime location and was the only store on the res.