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We Come for Good: Archaeology and Tribal Historic Preservation at the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Paul N. Backhouse, Brent R. Weisman, and Mary Beth Rosebrough


Indigenous communities are today active participants and players in the identification, management, research, interpretation, and preservation of their heritage. The development of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) is explored as a case study in the generation of tribal capacity to struggle with the huge number of heritage management questions that challenge native stakeholders. Operating from the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the THPO project is a function of Tribal sovereignty. On-reservation, Tribal archaeologists work within Tribal and fede ... More

Keywords: Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe, Heritage, Everglades restoration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062280
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul N. Backhouse, editor
Seminole Tribe of Florida

Brent R. Weisman, editor

Mary Beth Rosebrough, editor
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum

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