November is National Native American Heritage Month. Two federally recognized tribes, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Indians, call Florida home today. Additionally, there are many urban tribal citizens who live in the state; the 2010 U.S. census documented over 160,000 Native American or Alaska Native peoples in Florida.
Explore a few examples of Florida’s Native American history and culture.
The Florida Folklife Collection contains nearly 1,000 items related to the Florida Seminoles, including nearly 200 digitized audio recordings available online. Below is a sampling of Seminole recordings from the audio collection.
The State Library and Archives of Florida is located on the second floor of the R.A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 (two blocks west of the State Capitol). An online map is available.
Our public research facilities are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.
Researchers are encouraged to check with the State Library and Archives to verify operating hours and records availability prior to visiting.
If you need additional assistance locating information for your research, talk to a librarian at your school or public library or use the Ask a Librarian service. A librarian can help you locate primary and secondary resources that may not be retrieved using search engines such as Google.
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