Sacred Lands Preservation and Education 

Mac Perry's Bizarre Indian Practices


When the Spaniards arrived in the early 1500s, there were perhaps a third of a million Indians living in Florida. They lived in small communities all over the state and paid taxes to several large temple towns (so that’s where that taxes idea came from) where lived the chiefs, the shamans, the warriors, and the dancing girls. These temple towns were socio-political-religious centers and conducted ceremonies at special events e.g. harvests, burials, marriages, etc.

Click on the Names on the map below and read about some of the bizarre habits of the occupants as observed by the bizarre Europeans.




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