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Tocobaga Indians of Tampa Bay
Exploring Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and Teachers. Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida.
The Calusa: "The Shell Indians"
The Calusa (kah LOOS ah) lived on the sandy shores of the southwest coast of Florida. These Indians controlled most of south Florida.
Trail of Florida Indian Heritage
About the Native Americans of Tampa Bay, commonly known as the Tocobaga.
Calusa: Salem Press Encyclopedia
The Calusa were a nomadic people who inhabited the south Florida peninsula from the Tampa Bay area to Lake Okeechobee, including the Florida Keys. They may have been related to the Muskogee family in North America. Stories of their cannibalism, human sacrifice, and piracy suggest a connection to the South American or Caribbean Indians.
The Calusa and Their Legacy by
Publication Date: 2004-12-31
"The Calusa were the most powerful native people on the Gulf coast, their influence spanning south Florida and lasting well into the European invasion. For the first time, The Calusa and Their Legacy tells the story of this little known Native American people in relation to the unique environment that sustained them with such abundance that they never depended on a staple crop or large-scale agriculture. This history is enhanced with authentic illustrations created by artists at the Florida Museum of Natural History."--BOOK JACKET
Subject: Calusa influence extended over most of south Florida in the sixteenth century.
Contributing Institution: Florida Museum of Natural History