Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida

The American Library Association would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of the state of Florida and recognize the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Indian Tribe of Florida across the state.

Flag of the Seminole Tribe of Florida               Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida logo

Greetings in Seminole Creek

Istonko! (pronounced "iss-tone-koh")

   

Greetings in Miccosukee

Chehuntamo! (pronounced "chee-hun-tah-moh")

The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida are two of  three federally recognized Seminole nations, along with the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

There are six Seminole Tribe of Florida reservations across the state of Florida.

Reservations

Map of Seminole Tribe of Florida

Miccosukee Tribe has four reservation areas in the state of Florida; Tamiami Traile, Alligator Alley and two at Krome and U.S. 41

History

Orange County Regional History Museum 

The Orange County Regional History Center Orlando, Orange County 407.836.8500 www.thehistorycenter.org/home/ Located in the historic Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando, this history center focuses on the history of central Florida. Exhibits portray the area's first people and their initial encounter with the Spanish. There are also exhibits on the Seminole War period. The outdoor Heritage Square courtyard provides a glimpse of original Florida in the center of a bustling 

Resources

Florida Seminole Tourism

Seminole Tribal Library System

Seminole Tribune (Newspaper)

Meet Native America: Colley Billey, Chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (National Museum of the American Indian Blog)

American Indians in Florida

Learn more about American Indians

  • Do all Indians live in tipis?
  • What is the correct terminology: American Indian, Indian, Native American, Native?
  • How Many Indians lived in America before 1492?
  • How important was Sacagawea to the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  • Before Contact with Europeans, did Indians make all their clothes from animal skins?
  • Do Indians do rain dances?
  • Do Indians have to pay taxes?

Answers to these questions can be found at the National Museum of the American Indian "Did you know?"

book cover of "Do All Indians Live in Tipis?"

This page was developed by Jody Gray (Cheyenne River Lakota Tribe), MLIS, from the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. If you have any comments please contact her directly at jgray@ala.org.