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Before the Pioneers: Connecting Ancient and Contemporary South Florida Virtual Lecture
October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIU is hosting a lecture the explores the early indigenous cultures of Florida. The 4,000-year human history of the North Bank of the Miami River illustrates how and why ancient and early-modern peoples profoundly shaped the development of Florida long before Henry Flagler, Julia Tuttle and other so-called Miami pioneers. Explore the stories of Tequesta and Seminole Indians, Spanish missionaries, African slaves and white slaveholders, Bahamian wreckers, outlaws, runaways, and American soldiers.
The lecture is led by Dr. Andrew Frank, a specialist in the history of the Seminoles and other Indians of Florida. He is an award-winning author and editor of many books and articles. His books include Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami (2017) and The Seminole (The History and Culture of native Americans) (2010).
Registration is required. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia in partnership with Florida International University.
October 6 @ 12:30 pm -
October 6 @ 2:00 pm