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The Calusa and Their Legacy

By Darcie A. MacMahon and William H. Marquardt

Rich with photographs and colorful drawings, the history of the remarkable Calusa Indians presents a vivid picture of the luxurious natural environment and teeming estuaries along Florida’s coasts that enabled the Calusa to thrive including mudflats, sea grass beds, and mangrove forests. Although the Calusa disappeared in the 1700s, their fishing traditions survive among the modern coastal dwellers, including the Seminole and Miccouskee. The authors emphasize the need to protect the estuarine ecosystems that were so important to the Calusa from overdevelopment and environmental degradation. 183 pps

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