Video: Overview of Florida Seminole history
This is a late 20th century TV program, but it contains some very interesting photos and B/W film of how the Seminoles were living, when the first paved highway reached them in 1928. There is an especially interesting aerial photo of a Seminole hamlet. You will get a good idea of traditional Seminole architecture and clothing.
Note: Oceola’s real name . . . or actually his political position . . . was Ase Yohola. These Muskogee words mean “Sacred Black Drink – Caller.” In other words, he was not a mikko, but an elected leader of a regional council, whose most important responsibility was the brewing of yaupon holly leaves in to a tea that was used in ceremonies. Today the position of Yahvla (Yahola) primarily means that this person is the Speaker of the town or tribal council.
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