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Not long ago, a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. The story of what happened features a variety of odd characters, a twisty plot and a rare hopeful ending for Florida's state
Everett Osceola, Cultural Ambassador of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, walks visitors through centuries of Seminole history to modern Seminole life. He discusses the rise of alligator wrestling in tourist camps throughout the first part of the 20th century with famous Seminole alligator wrestlers including Willie Willie, the road to Federal Recognition by the United States government in 1957, and the resurgence of alligator wrestling in modern times. Osceola will