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This subject may be of greater interest to your children but, I find it very interesting.

http://www.floridamemory.com/Timeline/
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We have a Calusa mound on Captiva and the Cabbage Key restaurant is built on a Calusa mound.  Useppa Island, I'm advised is also a Calusa shell mound island.

http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/calusa/calusa1.htm
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The Spanish, French and British destroyed the native Calusa, not by war but by disease.

http://funandsun.com/1tocf/inf/nativepeoples/calusa.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seminole_family_Cypress_Tiger.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calusa#See_also
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In December of 2005 we stayed at the resort post Charley before it was really open. An archeaologist was doing work on the Captiva shell mound and invited us up for a tour. At that time, much of the vegatation was still stripped from the mound so you could explore the mound and see the shells. We left with a few wild key limes and papaya but no shells (Very illegal!!).

Here are a few photos.

Shell Mound
Shell Pile
Excavation


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Origin of the Black Seminole Indians of Florida.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Culture/Selected_article/3

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Fairly all inclusive history of South and South west Florida natives.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_people_of_the_Everglades_region#Prehistoric_peoples
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Seminole History...detailed with several paintings.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole
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Florida History  1589-2007...Many interesting documents.

http://www.floridamemory.com/FloridaHighlights/index.cfm
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Kenzie you are doing some serious research. Very nice. glenn loved the photos of the shell mounds. That must have been fun to see. I assume the specific locations are secret. But could you say if they are on the area across from the marina where the new units or bridge were planned

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Attached is the location of Mound Key a 113 acre Island.  This island was built from scratch by the Calosa Indians and was used for ceremonial purposes.  It is now a Florida National preserve.  It is the little round island in the center of your picture.

 http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=44.023938~-99.71&style=h&lvl=4&tilt=-89.875918865193&dir=0&alt=7689462.6842358

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How Florida got it's name.

http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.pdf
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Interesting!

http://wgcu.org/misc/lessonsplans/archive/2008/12/06/The-Fisherfolk-of-Southwest-Florida-_3C00_i_3E00_commercial-fishing_3C002F00_i_3E00_.aspx
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