The Seminole Indians of Florida (Southeastern Classics in Archaeology, Anthropology, and History)

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"A keystone of 19th-century Seminole scholarship. . . . Often hailed as the first ‘anthropological’ study of the Florida Seminoles, MacCauley’s report is a baseline for understanding specific clan and band histories of the modern era, and a benchmark in a larger study of culture change among the Seminoles."--Brent Weisman, author of Unconquered People: Florida’s Seminole and Miccosukee Indians

"A basic work for the earliest view of post-removal Seminole society in Florida. Anyone teaching Florida or Indian history should have access to this piece."--Harry Kersey, author of The Florida Seminoles and the New Deal

This classic portrait of the Seminole people, written at a time when their way of life was virtually unknown to the rest of the world, was originally published by the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology in 1889.
 In 1881, Reverend Clay MacCauley was asked by the bureau "to inquire into the condition and to ascertain the number" of the Seminole Indians of Florida. MacCauley, an anthropologist but without formal training in ethnology, spent three months in south Florida. When published six years later, his report was hailed by John Wesley Powell, director of the bureau, as "the first ethnologic exploration of the Seminoles of Florida ever attempted."
 The report describes Seminole clothing and ornaments, the palm-thatched chickees in which families lived, economic pursuits, crafts, and other aspects of everyday life. Supplementing MacCauley’s report in this edition are additional materials and photographs.

Clay MacCauley (1843-1925) is the author of what is considered to be one of the most informative descriptions ever written of Seminole Indian life during the 1880s.

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This classic portrait of the Seminole people, written at a time when their way of life was virtually unknown to the rest of the world, was originally published by the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology in 1887.

In 1881, Clay MacCauley (1843-1925) was asked by the bureau "to inquire into the condition and to ascertain the number" of the Seminole Indians of Florida. MacCauley subsequently spent three months in south Florida gathering information. When published six years later, his report was hailed by John Wesley Powell, director of the bureau, as "the first ethnologic exploration of the Seminoles of Florida ever attempted". It describes Seminole clothing and ornaments, the palm-thatched chickees in which families lived, economic pursuits, crafts, and other aspects of everyday life.

This edition includes an introduction by William C. Sturtevant, the world's leading scholar on the Seminole Indians and the curator and ethnologist in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, the department that is the successor to the Bureau of Ethnology.

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