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In a series of interviews conducted from 1969 to 1971 and again from 1998 to 1999, more than two hundred members of the Florida Seminole community described their lives for the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Some of those interviews, now showcased in this volume, shed light on how the Seminoles’ society, culture, religion, government, health care, and economy had changed during a tumultuous period in Florida’s history. In 1970 the Seminoles lived in relative poverty, dependent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tourist trade, cattle breeding, handicrafts, and truck farming. By 2006 they were operating six casinos, and in 2007 they purchased Hard Rock International for $965 million. Within one generation, the tribe moved from poverty and relative obscurity to entrepreneurial success and wealth. Seminole Voices relates how economic changes have affected everyday life and values. The Seminoles’ frank opinions and fascinating stories offer a window into the world of a modern Native community as well as a useful barometer of changes affecting its members at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. viii-ix
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  1. Series Preface
  2. p. xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xxi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. Economic Change
  2. pp. 15-65
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  1. 2. Seminole Education
  2. pp. 66-100
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  1. 3. Transformations in Religion and Medicine
  2. pp. 101-140
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  1. 4. Housing and Family Transitions in Social Context
  2. pp. 141-165
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  1. 5. Dilemmas of Language and Culture
  2. pp. 166-200
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-221
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 223-229
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803230453
Print ISBN
9780803229860
MARC Record
OCLC
794700539
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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