B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Department of Anthropology
The goal of this paper is to compare and contrast two Floridian Native American tribeb, the Calusa and the Seminole. The paper will deal with issues such as social life, econ]omy, political life and religion. These topics will be addressed in terms of historical periods: before, during, and after colonialism. Colonialism made huge impacts on these tribes, therefore it is important to look at the changes that occurred during this period, Along with this, one major conclusion will deal with how and why the Calusa disappeared, while the Seminole remain in Florida today. It is clear that the Seminole’s ability to adapt to invasion and the Calusa’s refusal to do so was a major contributor in this outcome.
Woods, Rebecca M., "The Calusa and Seminole Indians : before, during, and after colonialism" (2006). Honors Capstones. 1120.
Northern Illinois University
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