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Like Beads on a String, Like Beads on a String, 0817304118, 0-8173-0411-8, 978-0-8173-0411-9, 9780817304119, , , Like Beads on a String, 0817384375, 0-8173-8437-5, 978-0-8173-8437-1, 9780817384371,

Like Beads on a String
A Culture History of the Seminole Indians in North Peninsular Florida
Brent Richards Weisman

Quality Paper
1989. 216 pp.
978-0-8173-0411-9
Price:  $29.95 s
E Book
2009. 216 pp.
978-0-8173-8437-1
Price:  $29.95 d

Florida's Seminole Indians are exerting an ever increasing influence on crucial issues in state politics, economy, and law. From a position of near obscurity less than a century ago, these Native Americans have staged a remarkable comeback to take an active hand in shaping Florida society, present and future. Anthropologists have long been fascinated with the Seminoles and have often remarked upon their ability to adapt to new circumstances while preserving the core features of their traditional culture. Early observers of the Seminoles also commented on the dynamic tension that existed for the individual, clan, and tribe, that drew them together, "like beads on a string," into a resilient and viable society. This study traces the emergence of these qualities in the late prehistoric and early historic period in the Southeast and demonstrates their influence on the course of Seminole culture history.


"Weisman's book on the Seminole pulls together not just the traditional historical accounts, but the recently uncovered archaeological data on this group, in order to help the reader understand the cultural makeup of a distinct Native American group. Highly recommended."
—North American Archaeologist

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