Indigenous people of the Everglades region
The Paleo-Indians found an arid landscape that supported plants and animals adapted to prairie and xeric scrub conditions. Large animals became extinct in Florida around 11,000 years ago. Climate changes 6,500 years ago brought a wetter landscape. The Florida peninsula is now home to six federally recognized Seminoles tribes, which have developed casinos on six reservations in the state.
About Indigenous people of the Everglades region in brief
The Paleo-Indians found an arid landscape that supported plants and animals adapted to prairie and xeric scrub conditions. Large animals became extinct in Florida around 11,000 years ago. Climate changes 6,500 years ago brought a wetter landscape. The Calusa and the Tequesta lived on the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula around what is today Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. Both societies were well adapted to live in the various ecosystems of the Everglades regions. Isolated groups may have been assimilated into the Seminole nation, which formed in northern Florida when a band of Creek consolidated surviving members of pre-Columbian societies in Florida into their own group. They also were joined by free blacks and escaped slaves, who became known as Black Seminole. Since the late 20th century, they have developed casino gambling on six reservations in the state, which generate revenues for the welfare and education of their tribes. The Federally recognized Seminole tribes continue to live in the everglades region. They lived on after the extinction of most big game and were primarily hunter-gatherers who depended on smaller game and fish. They were able to adapt to the shifting climate and plant populations and relied on plants more than their ancestors. Florida experienced a prolonged drought of the Early Archaic era that lasted until the Middle Middle Ages. During the Late Archaic period, the climate became wetter again and the rise of water tables allowed an increase in population.
Florida Indians formed into three distinct cultures: Calatchee, Glahoosee, and Glatchee Gloosahe. They used drills, knives, choppers, atlatls, and awls, made from stone antlers, antlers and stone tools. They are now known as the Archaic peoples of the Florida peninsula. The Paleo-Indian diets consisted of small plants and available wild game, which included saber-toothed cats, ground sloths, and spectacled bears. The climate of Florida changed again during the Holocene climatic optimum and became much wetter. Around 6, 500 years ago, theclimate of Florida became much Wetter and became Wetter by approximately 3000 BCE and Wetter again by approximately 3,000 BCE and wetter by about 2,500 BCE. The first recorded European-American explorations of much of the area took place in the late 18th century. The U.S. military pursued the Seminoles into the region, which resulted in some of the first recordedEuropean-American explorations of much of the area. The Seminole Wars from 1835 to 1842. The Florida peninsula is now home to six federally recognized Seminoles tribes, which have developed casinos on six reservations in the state. It is also home to the Florida Seminole tribe, which has developed casino gambling on six reservations. The Seminole tribe has also developed casinos in the Florida Peninsula.