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Seminole Indians – Who Are They Where Are They From




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Seminole Indians

Seminole Indians

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Where do the Seminole Live?

Where do the Seminole Live?

The Seminole lived in the southeast region, specifically in the state of Florida.

They started out in northern Florida, but when the Americans attacked them, the Seminole tribe retreated further south, into the Everglades.

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Who are the Seminole Indians

Who are the Seminole Indians

The Seminole people were once part of the creek tribe

They farmed the southern regions of what is known today as Georgia and Alabama

When European settlers arrived, some of the creek people decided to stay behind, while others moved to northern and central Florida

These people became known as the Seminole (which means “runaway” or “Wander”

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What did they eat?

What did they eat?

They planted corn, beans, squash and other vegetables and fruit

They fished and hunted, often catching alligators in the Florida swamps

On land the Seminole hunted deer , bear, raccoon, squirrel, and birds

The gathered roots and potatoes

Each family owned a vegetable garden

Corn was an important staple in the Seminole diet

It was often used to make a corn dish called hominy or it was ground into meal to make cornbread

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What did they wear?

What did they wear?

They wore colorful cotton clothing decorated with striped or plaid designs

The women wore long-sleeved blouses and skirts that touched the floor

Wore necklaces made of glass beads

It was common for Seminole women to wear several pounds of beaded necklaces that reached all the way to her ears

Men wore colorful shirts and plaid turbans on their heads

When the weather was cold, men wore coats with ruffles called long shirts

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What are Chickees?

What are Chickees?

The Seminole living near the Everglades built open-sided wooden huts called chickees

A chickee was built on a platform raised about 3 feet off the swampy ground, and it had a thatched roof constructed of palmetto leaves

The roof kept out rain

The Seminole slept in hammocks

The Seminole spent most of their time outdoors

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How did the Seminoles travel?

How did the Seminoles travel?

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