Map credit to Joe Varner


The Endangered Mammals of Florida



Florida's First People


The place now called Florida was originally inhabited

by Indigenous people who had lived for thousands

of years content in their culture, until the arrival

of European explorers brought changes that

would irreparably damage their lives.


Diseases brought by these strangers decimated the unsuspecting Natives.

Those who survived were either made into slaves by their captors,

or taken from their homes and sent to neighboring Caribbean Islands.

The fate of Florida's First people was little different than that of many

other Indigenous peoples, the explorers came, took without asking,

leaving the land and its people forever scarred.

Outstanding Bibliography for Florida Native History:

Native American Tribes In Florida Bibliography


An extensive collection of American Native web sites:

Exploring Florida, Early Native American web sites

The former Star Banner of Ocala,

now under the Ocala News label,

gives a comprehensive study of the Early

History of the Central Florida's Native People:

Marion County's Beginnings

Discovery and Exploration

Colonization of Florida

Second Seminole War

The Early Americans


Places to learn more:

AIS Indians

AIS Indians

Archaic Indians

Before the Europeans

Everglades Native Archaeology

Florida Indian Tribes

Florida Paleo-Indian

Florida of the Indians

Florida of the Seminoles

Map of Florida Indians

Prehistory of the Southeast

Spanish Exploration of Native America

Timucuas after the Europeans

Timucuas Indians

Tocobago Indians

Woodland Period - St. John's Culture

*To learn more about other Indigenous People*
please visit my other web site:



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