Seminole Indians at Smallwood’s Store: Chokoloskee, Florida (early 1900s)

Smallwood's Store and Chokoloskee

Florida Memory - Seminole women - Between 1930-1949 - Postcard Collection.

Florida Memory - Seminole women - Between - Postcard Collection.

Seminole healer Susie Billie collected medicinal plants on the Big Cypress Reservation to help cure her patients.  (1985) | Florida Memory

Seminole healer Susie Billie collected medicinal plants on Big Cypress Reservation to help cure her patients, 1985 via FL Memory

A postcard showing Seminole Indian children. | Florida Memory

old postcard which shows a group of Seminole Indian children in their typical patchwork clothing from the everglades of Florida

SEMINOLES/GULLAH are the descendants of black slaves who escaped and formed maroon villages with the native Seminole people in South Carolina and Florida.  Seminole culture is a mixture of African, Native American, Spanish, and slave traditions. Adopting certain practices of the Native Americans, maroons wore Seminole clothing; strained koonti, a native root; and made sofkee, a paste created by mashing corn with a mortar and pestle.

SEMINOLES/GULLAH are the descendants of black slaves who escaped and formed maroon villages with the native Seminole people in South Carolina and Florida. Seminole culture is a mixture of African, Native American, Spanish, and slave traditions. Adopting certain practices of the Native Americans, maroons wore Seminole clothing; strained koonti, a native root; and made sofkee, a paste created by mashing corn with a mortar and pestle.

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