The Miccosukee Indians and their struggle to clean up the Everglades, Draft #1

This discussion topic submitted by Stacey Dietrich (dietrisr@miamioh.edu) at 15:23 on 2/27/99. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians is a federally recognized tribe, approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The Miccosukee did not originally live in the Everglades, they were moved there after the arrival of Spanish settlers. They are currently in a court battle against the EPA in an attempt to increase the quality of water entering the Everglades near their reservation. I wish to research the Miccosukee Indians history and current struggles to preserve their tribe and culture.


Outline

I. Intro
A. Who are the Miccosukee Indians
1. Background information
B. Their History in Florida

II. The life of the Miccosukee
A. Daily Lives
B. Close Connection to the Everglades

III. Battle with State of Florida and the EPA
A. Water Quality Issues in the Everglades
B. What the Miccosukee want done to Preserve their Land

References:

Kersey, Harry A. The Seminole and Miccosukee Tribe: A Critical Bibliography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

West, Patsy. The Enduring Seminoles: From Alligator Wrestling to Ecotourism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998.


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