Many of the films featuring Seminoles in the archives’ collection were made for promotional purposes. Seminoles played an important role in Florida tourism in the decades before the rise of Disney World led to the decline of roadside attractions.
The Florida Folklife Collection contains nearly 1,000 items related to the Florida Seminoles, including 291 audio recordings. Of these, about 180 are digitized and available online. Below is a sampling of Seminole recordings from the audio collection.
The following institutions provide a wealth of information about and digitized materials related to the Florida Seminoles and Seminole history:
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