Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Miccosukee-Big Cypress Reservation
This Seminole Reservation is located in southern Florida, just south of Lake Okeechobee. Links to two of the Reservation's settlements are further down on this page. Historically, this region of Florida, played an important role in Native American history. From the Great Lakes region, the military totem (the Chippewa's) of the Algonquin Tribe, forced their way southwards into northern Florida, after they successfully halted the advance of the invading whites and their Iroquois allies. This occurred after 1670, or shortly after the 1630-1670 Beaver War ended. Once the Chippewa's forced their way into northern Florida, they commenced to war upon the whites (the Spanish) and their Indian allies. Over time, the Chippewa's eventually liberated many of the Indians of the northern Florida region from Spanish subjugation. However, the white confederation the Spanish were members of, continued to battle the Indians for control of the Florida Peninsula.
Throughout the 18th century, the Chippewa's and their Indian allies and black allies, launched many a successful military campaign against the whites controlling the Florida Peninsula. During Pontiac's reign, the Chippewa's and their allies, finally drove the whites from the Florida Peninsula. This occurred in 1762. Also in 1762, the Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies, invaded Cuba and brought Cuba under their control. From Cuba, the Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies, commenced to force their way onto other Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and South America. The Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies, were the Pirates of the Caribbean. In the late 18th century and early 19th century, Chippewa ogimak forced 100,000s of Indians and many blacks, of what is now the eastern United States, to use the Florida Peninsula to commence an exodus to the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and South America. Most fled to South America. By the early 19th century (after the War of 1812), the whites regained control of the Florida Peninsula.
After the War of 1812 ended, the Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies, continued to battle the whites for control of the Florida Peninsula. By the 1860s, the whites had defeated the Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies. Many were supposedly forced to relocate to Oklahoma afterwards. However, that is according to the whites. Over time, the United States signed agreements with the Chippewa's and their Indian and black allies of Florida, and then established Reservations for them. The Big Cypress and Miccosukee Reservations are connected and really should be classified as being the same Reservation but are not. The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation covers 82 sq. mi., or 212 sq. km., or 52,480 acres and 21,238 hectares. The Miccosukee Reservation covers 128 sq. mi., or 331 sq. km., or 81,920 acres and 33,151 hectares. The size of both Reservations is 210 sq. mi., or 543.9 sq. km., or 134,400 acres and 54,389 hectares. Small parts of the Miccosukee Reservation are not connected to the Big Cypress-Miccosukee Reservation. The popluation of the main Miccosukee Reservation which is also known as the Alligator Alley Reservation, is supposedly 0. However, Miccosukee Indian Village, which is also known as the Tamiami Trail Reservation, which is not connected to the main Big Cypress-Miccosuke Reservation, has a population of several hundred. The population of Big Cypress Reservation is 591 according to the 2010 census. The total population of the Big-Cypress-Miccosukee Reservation is near 1,000.
The whites have forced the Chippewa's of this Reservation to lose their Anishinabe identity. The Seminoles and their black allies, may have been unwilling to cede Florida land in the 1890s. Some of the 1898 Spanish-American War may have been fought in the Miami region. At that time very few whites lived in southeast Florida. Either the reason for the insignificant white population in southeast Florida in the 1890s, was because of a large Indian and black population, or much of the area was still marsh and swamp land. The Mexicans of Florida today, are the descendants of the Chippewa's and other Indians who lived in Florida before the white settlement commenced. They will deny it! Over 600,000 Mexicans live in Florida now. The blacks of south Florida who have the longest roots in the south of Florida, are the descendants of the black allies of the Indians. They are known as black Seminoles and black Indians. The whites refused to deal with them on a nation to nation level. Quite unlike that of the Chippewa's who allowed the blacks to live in their own black villages, or dealt with them on a nation to nation level.
An interesting event going on now in Florida, especially in the Miami region, is the reported sightings of pythons. What you should first know about pythons before coming to the conclusion that the pythons were just recently released into the swamps of south Florida, is their very close relationship to the Andaconda snakes of South America. The pythons of Florida are native to Florida. The whites are not being honest. What is causing the snakes to leave their natural habitat is the draining of south Florida's swamps. The pythons are using the canals to enter the Miami city limits. So are the alligators. The canals not only offer both the alligators and pythons the opportunity to reach Florida cities, they also offer both a home. The people of Florida can expect more encounters with alligators and pythons, if the draining of south Florida's swamps continues and colder winters as well. You can protest all you want but your leaders will not hear you. They will tell you to get lost.
The word Seminole is probably of Anishinabe origins. A northern Anishinabe people in Quebec, are known as the Innu. The correct word for sun in Anishinabe is probably either ki-sim or pi-sim. It is not gi-sis. The "sis" in Anishinabe always represents something small. Ki-sim-in-nu or pi-sim-in-nu. Pronouncing sim-in-nu and Seminole you will swear they sound identical. Seminole may mean sun people or sun men. Much like Florida's nickname of the Sunshine State. Miami is named after a tribe which lived there. They are known as the Miami. The Miami also owned land in Georgia. It is no coincidence. A map of the Big Cypress Indian Reservation and Miccosukee Indian Reservation, is below. The Seminole including the Miccosukee, will not accept being Anishinabe. In Anishinabe they would be named the Swampy People. That be Mus-ke-go or Muskegowuk. The correct pronounciation of Mus-ko-gee.
Miccosukee Indian Village