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Solar eclipse points eyes to the sky in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS – With well-protected eyes tilted skyward, Seminoles joined millions of other North Americans as they watched the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental U.S. from coast to coast since 1918. Depending on which reservation it was viewed from, 76 to 82 percent of the sun was covered

Uniting cultures: Spanish Days in Big Cypress

BIG CYPRESS — In an effort to bring Hispanic and Seminole cultures together, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum developed programming for Spanish-speaking visitors. The programming, which consists of a guided tour through the museum’s gallery and boardwalk, as well as making crafts, began after the museum realized it was neglecting the large Hispanic

Tribal Historic Preservation Office investigates the Augustina Gore Camp

In February 2017, the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) completed an investigation of the historic Augustina Gore Camp on the Brighton Reservation. This investigation endeavored to determine the camp’s eligibility for the Tribal Register of Historic Places (TRHP). Investigations of historic Seminole camps represent a critical part of the Tribe’s

Jimmy Osceola wins statewide Native art competition

An oil painting created by artist Jimmy Osceola depicting Seminoles at Lake Okeechobee won the Natural Resources Conservation Service poster contest in August. The theme of the competition was “Water is the Essential Element.” Osceola’s painting, titled “Big Water of Life”, will be printed on posters and distributed to the United

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki celebrates 20th anniversary

BIG CYPRESS — When the Seminole Tribe opened the doors of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in 1997 to commemorate the Tribe’s federal recognition, nobody imagined the museum would transcend to the status it claims today. The museum, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, has transformed into a nationally accredited affiliate of the

Climate change summit brings conservationists together

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Climate change is more than an academic subject; it is a route that defines the future for people in numerous ways. To shed some light on the subject, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Florida International University’s Global Indigenous Forum hosted the Tidally United Summit

A glimpse of Florida’s past arrives at the Museum

Every four months, the Museum’s Acquisitions Committee meets to review potential additions to our collection. It’s always a tough choice because resources are limited, but everything we choose to acquire is well thought out, matching the Museum’s mission, and serving the community in the best way possible. We always strive

Wow – What’s the postage on that?

2017 is an important year of anniversaries for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Seminole Wars, which began in 1817. It is the 60th anniversary of federal recognition of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a government and a business enterprise.

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