American Indian Day

Florida Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed September 27, 2013 American Indian Day.

Addie Billie, Ochopee, 1989

Addie Billie, Ochopee, 1989

Visit Florida Memory to find resources on Native Americans in Florida history.

Online Classroom, The Florida Seminoles

Significant Documents, Land Grant from the Upper Creeks, Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Thomas Brown (March 1, 1783)

Video, “Scenes of the Everglades,” by Homer Augustus Brinkley (1928)

Collections, Theodor de Bry’s 16th Century Engravings of the Timucua Indians

Audio, Interview with Richard Bowers, Seminole Alligator Wrestler

Audio, “Seminole,” written by Will McLean and performed by James Billie (listen below)

[audio:http://floridamemory.com/fpc/memory/collections/folklife/blog/billie_seminole.mp3|titles= Seminole, written by Will McLean and performed by James Billie |artists=State Archives of Florida]Download: MP3

Audio, “Big Alligator,” by James E. Billie (listen below)

[audio:http://floridamemory.com/fpc/memory/collections/folklife/blog/billie_alligator.mp3|titles=Big Alligator, by James E. Billie|artists=State Archives of Florida]Download: MP3

The items above represent a small sample of resources on Native American history available from the State Library and Archives of Florida.