Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success

Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success

This traveling exhibit is a testament to the perseverance and pride of the Seminole tribe, and was created in the spirit of admiration for a group of people who have not only survived but have overcome extreme adversity through the years.

The Seminole people have adapted to a changing world with remarkable success while sustaining many of their traditions. Their contributions to the culture and heritage of Florida cannot be overstated.

The Museum of Florida History worked with members of the Seminole Tribe, Florida State University, and others to create a well-rounded exhibit.

The exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success, provides a glimpse into Seminole history, culture, and artistic traditions from the mid-1850s to the present, and showcasing some of the rich material culture that the Seminoles created and sustained during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit includes text and graphic panels as well as artifacts and props. The artifacts include patches, newspapers, postcards, a patchwork jacket, a palmetto fiber doll, a sweetgrass basket, gorgets, beads, and fingerwoven beaded garters.

Seminole People of Florida will be on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History from March 22 – June 10, 2017.