American Indian Day
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Celebrates
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has a proud history, which predates Columbus. The Tribe was originally part of the Creek Nation, an association of clan villages that inhabited the areas now known as Alabama and Georgia.
On January 11, 1962, the federal government approved the Tribe’s Constitution and bylaws and they were officially recognized as the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. This landmark day in Miccosukee history legally established the Tribe’s existence and their sovereign, domestic dependent nation status with the United States government. As a federally recognized Indian Tribe residing in the historic Florida Everglades, the Miccosukee Tribe proudly maintains their way of life. The Miccosukee Tribe Celebrates American Indian Day Event, to be held on September 24, 2011, allows the Tribe to showcase many aspects of Tribal life including its reverence for the Everglades and commitment to the local community. By hosting this event, the Tribe gives back to the people of South Florida since everyone enjoys a full free day of history, culture, entertainment and fun.
This is a rare opportunity to be a part of history and see it unfold before your eyes. You will observe and learn about the legacy and traditions of the Miccosukee and Native American Tribes throughout the country. Witness Tribal members dressed in their colorful patchwork clothing as they share their customs which have been practiced for centuries; and have been handed down for generations. As you will soon see, Miccosukee culture captures the moment and your imagination.