The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is located in South Florida, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.
Mikasuki or Mik·a·su·kis also Miccosukee or Mic·co·su·kees. 1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northwest Florida, now forming part of the Seminole people of southern Florida. 2. The Muskogean language of the Mikasuki.
Q: What is the difference between the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes? A: The difference is political, not cultural. In 1957, many of the Native Americans in Florida formed a political organization called the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
The Miccosukee were farming people. Miccosukee women did most of the farming, harvesting crops of corn, beans, and squash. Miccosukee men did most of the hunting and fishing, catching game such as deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, turtles, and alligators. Miccosukee dishes included cornbread, soups, and stews.
The Mikasuki language (also Miccosukee, Mikisúkî or Hitchiti-Mikasuki ) is a Muskogean language spoken by around 290 people in southern Florida. Along with Creek, it is also known as Seminole. It is spoken by the Miccosukee tribe and many Florida Seminole. The extinct Hitchiti was a mutually-intelligible dialect.
The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the lowest life expectancy, and a number of the poorest communities in the United States. The average life expectancy on Pine Ridge is 66.81 years, the lowest in the United States.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
A: Each member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, even children, now receives a monthly dividend check of $7,000, or $84,000 annually, as his or her share of money made mostly from casinos. The Seminoles have about 3,300 members living on and off Florida reservations.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Center is owned by Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
Once a month, every man, woman and child in the tribe gets a check for $1,000 – up from $300 a year ago. The money is generated from the tribe’s gaming tables, with revenue divided equally among members after expenses.
Eventually these raids coupled with foreign diseases brought by European colonists resulted in a vastly diminished indigenous population in Florida as many either died or were pushed out of the territory due to these raids.
The tribe nets about $2.5bn annually from its seven casinos around the state, some built on tribal lands near the Florida swamps where Seminole warriors led by legendary chiefs such as Osceola and Billy Bowlegs resisted the US army’s attempts to remove them to western reservations during the 19th century.
There are nine reservations in Florida. Florida has two federally recognized tribes, one state recognized tribe, seven tribes petitioning for recognition, and numerous organizations that try to give the impression that they are Indian tribes.