The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is located in South Florida, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.
Q: What is the difference between the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes? A: The difference is political, not cultural. In 1957, many of the Native Americans in Florida formed a political organization called the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Mikasuki or Mik·a·su·kis also Miccosukee or Mic·co·su·kees. 1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northwest Florida, now forming part of the Seminole people of southern Florida. 2. The Muskogean language of the Mikasuki.
The Miccosukee were farming people. Miccosukee women did most of the farming, harvesting crops of corn, beans, and squash. Miccosukee men did most of the hunting and fishing, catching game such as deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, turtles, and alligators. Miccosukee dishes included cornbread, soups, and stews.
The Mikasuki language (also Miccosukee, Mikisúkî or Hitchiti-Mikasuki ) is a Muskogean language spoken by around 290 people in southern Florida. Along with Creek, it is also known as Seminole. It is spoken by the Miccosukee tribe and many Florida Seminole. The extinct Hitchiti was a mutually-intelligible dialect.
The Seminoles of Florida call themselves the “Unconquered People,” descendants of just 300 Indians who managed to elude capture by the U.S. army in the 19th century. Today, more than 2,000 live on six reservations in the state – located in Hollywood, Big Cypress, Brighton, Immokalee, Ft. Pierce, and Tampa.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
There are two federally recognized Indian tribes in Florida today. The Seminole Nation has five different reservations in Florida, but all of them are governed by the same tribe. Big Cypress Indian Reservation is the largest, but the Hollywood Reservation is where the seat of the Seminole government is located.
Eventually these raids coupled with foreign diseases brought by European colonists resulted in a vastly diminished indigenous population in Florida as many either died or were pushed out of the territory due to these raids.
A: Each member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, even children, now receives a monthly dividend check of $7,000, or $84,000 annually, as his or her share of money made mostly from casinos. The Seminoles have about 3,300 members living on and off Florida reservations.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Center is owned by Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. and other related entities from Rank for US$965 million.
There are nine reservations in Florida. Florida has two federally recognized tribes, one state recognized tribe, seven tribes petitioning for recognition, and numerous organizations that try to give the impression that they are Indian tribes.