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.
Latest posts by Richard Thornton (see all)
- New Video: Exploration of the Soque River Basin - June 24, 2019
- Like most of the other sites, the Ladds Mountain Observatory became gravel! - June 22, 2019
- Celebrating the Creek New Year! - June 21, 2019
- US Senator Richard Burr accuses Cherokees of bribing state officials and bullying other Carolina tribes. - June 20, 2019
- Joy Harjo named first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States! - June 19, 2019