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Florida's Indigenous Peoples
Florida's Lost Tribes by
Call Number: E78.F6 M67 2004 Florida
Publication Date: 2004-10-24
With an artist's sense of wonder and a historian's respect for accuracy, the 58 rich and colorful images in this book present a fascinating and thoroughly researched glimpse into the lifestyles and cultures of Florida's ancient Indians. Morris's sensitive rendering of Florida's vanished heritage reflects his passion to create a pictorial record of the state's pre-Columbian peoples, the tribes who have been forgotten through the centuries.
We Come for Good:archaeology and tribal historic preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida by
Call Number: E99.S28W4 2017 Florida
Publication Date: 2017-03-21
As indigenous populations are invited to participate in cultural heritage identification, research, interpretation, management, and preservation, they are faced with a variety of challenges, questions that are difficult to answer, and demands that must be carefully navigated. We Come for Good describes the development and operations of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) of the Seminole Tribe of Florida as an example of how tribes can successfully manage and retain authority over the heritage of their respective cultures. With Native voices front and center, this book demonstrates ways THPOs can work within federal and tribal governments to build capacity and uphold tribal values--core principles of a strong tribal historic preservation program. The authors also offer readers one of the first attempts to document Native perspectives on the archaeology of native populations.
"The View from the Shore" Forum : Vol. 36, No. 03 (Fall : 2012)
What was the view from the shore? / by Barbara O'Reilley -- Humanities Alive! -- How power was brokered in Spanish colonial Florida / by J. Michael Francis -- Bridging cultures / by Willie Johns -- Windswept history / by Peter B. Gallagher -- My favorite Florida place / by Bob Morris.
Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians by
Call Number: E99.S28D69 1995 Florida
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
The artistic tradition that in the past sustained Florida Indians helps identify them today as possessing a resilient, modern culture. In this account of the arts and crafts of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians, the author shows how artistic expression reflects and inspires history.
The Seminoles and Miccosukee Tribes of Southern Florida by
Call Number: E99.S28 W516 2002 Florida
Publication Date: 2003-03-26
The history of the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes dates back to the 1500s, when most of Florida as well as much of the United States was uninhabited. During the early 19th century, the tribes moved into the South Florida interior, living on remote tree islands throughout the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp. These self-reliant people kept mostly to themselves. Their struggles have included disease, poverty, relocation, and three wars with the U.S. Army. Nevertheless, these resilient tribes survived and have become a vital part of the country's history and a unique and highly popular feature of South Florida tourism. Today, these tribes are busy creating economic opportunity for members, preserving their heritage and culture, and protecting their homeland.
The Calusa and Their Legacy by
Call Number: E99.C18 M33 2004 Florida
Publication Date: 2004-12-31
This history, rich with photographs and colorful drawings of the remarkable Calusa Indians who controlled all of south Florida when Europeans first arrived in the New World, presents a vivid picture of the luxurious natural environment that sustained the Calusa--the teeming estuaries along Florida's coasts, which have supported people for thousands of years.
Laboring in the Fields of the Lord by
Call Number: Highlands Circulation -- E78.S65M55 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-10
The missions of Spanish Florida are one of American history's best kept secrets. Between 1565 and 1763, more than 150 missions with names like San Francisco and San Antonio dotted the landscape from south Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, much conducted in the last 25 years, Milanich offers a vivid description of these missions and the Apalachee, Guale, and Timucua Indians who lived and labored in them. First published in 1999 by Smithsonian Institution Press, Laboring in the Fields of the Lord contends the missions were an integral part of Spain's La Florida colony, turning a potentially hostile population into an essential labor force. Indian workers grew, harvested, ground, and transported corn that helped to feed the colony. Indians also provided labor for construction projects, including the imposing stone Castillo de San Marcos that still dominates St. Augustine today. Missions were essential to the goal of colonialism. Together, conquistadors, missionaries, and entrepreneurs went hand-in-hand to conquer the people of the Americas. Though long abandoned and destroyed, the missions are an important part of our country's heritage. This reprint edition includes a new, updated preface by the author.
The Native American World Beyond Apalachee by
Call Number: E78.F6H36 2006 Florida
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
This is the first book-length study to use Spanish language sources in documenting the original Indian inhabitants of West Florida who, from the late sixteenth century to the 1740s, lived to the west and the north of the Apalachee. Previous authors who studied the forebears of Creeks and Seminoles from the Chattahoochee Valley have relied exclusively on English sources dating from the second half of the eighteenth century, with the exception of John R. Swanton, who had limited access to Spanish records for his classic works from 1922 to 1946. In this history of the region's Native Americans, Hann focuses on the small tribes of West Florida - Amacano, Chine, Chacato, Chisca, and Pansacola - and their first contacts with Spanish explorers, colonists, and missionaries. He also gives significant perspective to the forebears of the Lower Creeks, with an emphasis on the late seventeenth century, when Spanish documents recorded the important events of the interior regions of the Southeast.
Endangered Plants, Birds, and Animals
Examples of endangered animals
- sea turtle
- Florida panther
- sand skink
- gopher tortoise
- scrub jay
- key deer
FLORIDA’S ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES Report
This document provides a table and list of the State of Florida’s imperiled species of
wildlife. It includes species listed at the Federal level as Endangered, Threatened, Threatened
Due to Similarity of Appearance, or Non-essential Experimental by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). It also includes species listed
at the State level as State-designated Threatened and Species of Special Concern by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Florida's Imperiled Species
Find out more about each imperiled fish or wildlife species in Florida with this excellent resource.
Manatee Insanity by
Call Number: QL737.S63P58 2010 Florida
Publication Date: 2010-05-09
Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago? With a cast of characters including environmentalists and biologists, developers and boaters, lawyers and lobbyists, politicians and shady citizens, Manatee Insanity is a colorful work of non-fiction.
The Florida Panther by
Call Number: QL737.C23 M24 1997 Florida
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
When the first field study of the Florida panther took place in 1973, so little was known about the animal that many scientists believed it was already extinct. During more extensive research conducted from 1981 to 1986, panthers were proven to exist, but the handful of senile, anemic, and parasite-infested specimens that were captured indicated a grim future. During those early years a remarkably enduring image of the panther was born, and despite voluminous data gathered over the next decade that showed the panther to be healthy, long-lived, and reproducing, that earlier image has yet to be dispelled.For nine years, biologist David S. Maehr served as project leader of the Florida Panther Study Project, helping to gather much of the later, surprisingly positive data.
The Florida Scrub Jay by
Call Number: QL696.P2367W66 1984 Florida
Publication Date: 1985-01-21
Florida Scrub Jays are an excellent example of a cooperative-breeding species, in which adult birds often help raise offspring not their own. For more than a decade Glen E. Woolfenden and John W. Fitzpatrick studied a marked population of these birds in an attempt to establish a demographic base for understanding the phenomenon of "helping at the nest." By studying both population biology and behavior, the authors found that habitat restraints, rather than kin selection, are the main source of the behavior of Florida Scrub Jays: the goal of increasing the number of close relatives other than descendants in future generations is of relatively minor importance in their cooperative-breeding behavior. The Florida Scrub Jay lives only in the Florida oak scrub. All acceptable habitat is constantly filled with breeders. Each year about half of the pairs are assisted by one to several nonbreeding helpers. This book provides extensive data on fecundity, survivorship, relatedness, and dispersal to establish the demographic milieu and to address questions arising out of observed helping behavior--whom, how, when, and why the helpers help.
Examples of endangered plants:
- pygmy fringe tree,
- scrub blazing star
- longleaf pine
- ghost orchid
Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida by
Call Number: QL84.22.F6 R37 1992 Florida
Publication Date: 1992-05-20
Increasing human populations and their use of land and water resources are placing unprecedented stress upon many plant and animal species unique to Florida. Native habitats are rapidly being lost to agriculture, ranching, and forestry, as well as residential and commercial development. Conservation measures have been taken, with success in some cases, but in other cases the necessity for more stringent measures to protect the native fauna and flora has been proven. Though substantial strides have been made in the last decade, many Florida species are still perilously near extinction.
The Orchid Thief by
Call Number: SB63.L315O75 2000 Florida
Publication Date: 2000-01-04
A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean's wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower--the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii--a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean--and the reader--will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.
The Ferns of Florida by
Call Number: QK525.5.F6 N46 2000 Florida
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
This is the first field guide in 25 years to treat Florida's amazing variety of ferns. Color plates feature more than 200 images, some of which include rare species never before illustrated in color. Includes notes on each species' growth form and habit, as well as general remarks about its botanical and common names, unique characteristics, garden use, and history in Florida.
Endangered and Threatened Plants of Florida, Ranked in Order of Rarity
Within Florida, 407 plant species have been classified as endangered, and 114 as threatened. A process and methodology has been developed to identify and designate these species, and to assign numerical ratings that reflect the degree to which they are at risk. The process is here described, and the designated species are listed in ranked order to reflect the relative degree of endangerment of each. A list of 10 species believed to be extirpated is appended.
Flora and threatened and endangered plants of Canaveral National Seashore, Florida.
Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) incorporates ca. 23,335 ha of land, shallow lagoons, and offshore waters in east central Florida. We surveyed the flora in 20 terrestrial sites and one lagoon site between the fall of 2002 and the fall of 2004, made additional collections from 2005 to 2015, and examined existing collections in the CANA and KSC (Kennedy Space Center) herbaria annotating them where necessary. The final floristic list includes 679 taxa. Of this total, 584 are native and 94 are introduced. Only 40 taxa were not represented by new collections.
NASA and Kennedy Space Center
- What exactly happened?
- Who was involved? What roles did they play?
- What was the context or background of this event?
- What was the aftermath of this event?
- What was learned from it?
Examples of important events:
- The founding and earliest days of NASA;
- the Mercury missions; the Apollo 1 tragedy;
- the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon;
- the near-tragedy of Apollo 13;
- the Challenger or Columbia disasters,
- the Voyager missions and/or other unmanned scientific missions;
- the rise of commercial space projects such as Space-X.
The Mercury 13 by
Call Number: TL789.85.A1 A28 2003
Publication Date: 2003-05-27
In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America's first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of tests at the legendary Lovelace Foundation as did the Mercury 7 astronauts, but they were summarily dismissed by the boys' club at NASA and on Capitol Hill. The USSR sent its first woman into space in 1963; the United States did not follow suit for another twenty years. For the first time, Martha Ackmann tells the story of the dramatic events surrounding these thirteen remarkable women, all crackerjack pilots and patriots who sometimes sacrificed jobs and marriages for a chance to participate in America's space race against the Soviet Union.
Final Countdown: NASA and the end of the Space Shuttle Program by
Call Number: TL795.5.D83 2009 Florida
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
The Space Shuttle was once the cornerstone of the U.S. space program. However, each new flight brings us one step closer to the retirement of the shuttle in 2010. Final Countdown is the riveting history of NASA's Space Shuttle program, its missions, and its impending demise. It also examines the plans and early development of the space agency's next major effort: the Orion Crew Exploration Capsule.
Journalist Pat Duggins, National Public Radio's resident "space expert," chronicles the planning stages of the shuttle program in the early 1970s, the thrills of the first flight in 1981, construction of the International Space Station in the 1990s, and the decision in the early 2000s to shut it down.
As a rookie reporter visiting the Kennedy Space Center hangar to view the Challenger wreckage, Duggins was in a unique position to offer a poignant eyewitness account of NASA's first shuttle disaster. In Final Countdown, he recounts the agency's struggle to rebound after the Challenger and Columbia tragedies, and explores how politics, scientific entrepreneurship, and the human drive for exploration have impacted the program in sometimes unexpected ways.
Florida's Space Coast: the impact of NASA on the Sunshine State by
Call Number: TL4027.F52 J6377 2002 Florida
Publication Date: 2002-12-31
Florida's Space Coast tells the compelling story of America's half century in space exploration, from the successful launch of the first two-stage rocket in 1950 through the latest space shuttle missions of 2000. Told from the unique viewpoint of the people who built the Spaceport, this book shows how the space program transformed the east central Florida coast from a traditional citrus production and tourist area to one of the most influential high-tech centers in the nation. Cape Canaveral was chosen as a missile launch site because of its many geographical advantages. However, in the early years of the space program, the area was far from an ideal place for NASA employees to raise their families. NASA brought in thousands of space-related workers, who, besides sending machines and men into space, had to meet the challenge of moving their families from urban environs to a rural southern county. This book engagingly recounts the parallel stories of the establishment of America's space program and its impact on the development of Brevard County.
NASA: a history of the U.S. civil space program by
Call Number: TL521.312 .L28 1994
Publication Date: 1994-05-01
When future generations review the history of the twentieth century, they will undoubtedly judge humanity's movement into space, with both machines and people, as one of its seminal developments. Even at this juncture, the complex nature of spaceflight and the activity that it has engendered on the part of many peoples and governments make the U.S. civil space program a significant area of investigation. People from all avenues of experience and levels of education share an interest in the drama of spaceflight. This book is the most up-to-date synthesis of the American civil space program available, and the only one designed especially for use as a college textbook. Written by NASA's chief historian, it describes the history of this effort from its earliest origins to the early 1990s and offers a powerful analysis of the space program that merges political, economic, technological, scientific, and foreign affairs into a meaningful whole. It has both a sound historical narrative and a set of key documents which suggest other aspects of the story.
Exploring the Unknown: selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program by
Call Number: TL789.8.U5E87 1995
Publication Date: 1996-01-31
Coming after the successful first volume, the second volume covers the important topics of NASA relations with the military, foreign space agencies, and NASA-industry-university relations. Organized in a similar format as volume I, this book should be very useful to students of space exploration.
Truth, Lies, and O-Rings by
Call Number: TL867.M3625 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-26
"Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."
Kennedy Space Center: gateway to space by
Call Number: TL4027.F52 R49 2006 Florida
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
An insider's history of the heart of America's space program from its earliest days. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center set the stage for the American adventure in space. Sprawled across 140,000 acres on Florida's Atlantic coast, the center has hosted the succession of rocket launches that have rewritten our knowledge of aeronautics and our very understanding of the nature of the universe. Chosen because of its perfect location, with the wide Atlantic providing a buffer, Kennedy Space Center is now a major tourist attraction appealing to visitors of all ages. This spaceport has served as the departure gate for every American space flight mission and the launching point of hundreds of other advanced scientific spacecraft. Kennedy Space Center will continue to make history as NASA embarks on new adventures in space exploration.
Gateway to the Moon: building the Kennedy Space Center launch complex by
Call Number: TL4027.F52 B46 200 Florida
Publication Date: 2001-03-29
A thorough account of the complex scientific, engineering, and managerial efforts that undergirded the astounding events that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration carried out."--Journal of American History "Another simply superb NASA official history. . . . Construction, administration, and technology are carefully interwoven in an unusually candid and frank treatment of the history of America's first lunar launching facility."--Aerospace Historian Gateway to the Moon presents the definitive history of the origins, design, and construction of the lunar launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center, the terrestrial site of one of the greatest national adventures of the 20th century, humanity's first trip to the moon. It includes archival illustrations and diagrams of locations, personnel, and equipment, from aerial views of sandy, undeveloped Cape Canaveral to some of the first photos of the mobile launchers and crawler-transporters. Filled with the sense of wonder and pride that the earliest U.S. space achievements inspired, the book focuses on launch complexes 39A and 39B, the gigantic assemblies from which the Apollo-Saturn vehicles departed for trips into space, and on the massive eight-acre Vertical Assembly Building (renamed the Vehicle Assembly Building) and the attached Launch Control Center--some of the most awesome buildings ever constructed. It also analyzes the technological and governmental interactions necessary to ensure success of the launches.
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