Submerging Reserves: Rising Waters on Indian Reservations

Images from FIU Digital Commons

South Florida’s Miccosukee and Seminole tribes rely on gaming rights to support their respective economies. As water pushes up through the region's porous limestone, gaming and tourism are jeopardized - as is today's way of life for these tribes.

This exhibit explores the economic, cultural and environmental impacts of sea level rise on the Miccosukees and Seminoles.

See the pages at right or click here to visit this exhibit.

 

Above, a timeline shows the history of the Seminole, Micosukee and the tribes' connections to the Everglades. 

Above is a map of select Miccosukee and Seminole cultural hubs. Yellow points indicate Miccosukee locations. Blue points indicate Seminole locations. Green points indicate locations important to both tribes. Click on a point to learn more about each location.

This juxtaposed image above shows the expansion of Middle Cape Canal, the retreat of the shoreline and the conversion of freshwater marsh to saline water and mangroves from 1928 to 2005.