Florida’s Indians from Ancient Times to the Present
“The first Indians came into the region that is now Florida 12,000 years ago.”
With that observation on the first page of this book, author and scholar Jerald T. Milanich begins to tell their fascinating story. The 194-page book is one of the most popular items sold at the Paynes Prairie Visitors Center and with good reason: it authoritatively tells a riveting story of Florida’s indigenous peoples, including the Seminoles (in fact the prairie is named for a Seminole chief). Published in 1998 by the prestigious University of Florida Press when Milanich was curator in archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, this book is a must-have for readers interested in Florida’s true past.