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The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida was originally part of the same group of Creek Indians as the Seminole Tribe who fought against the U.S. government during the Seminole Wars of the 1800s. They took refuge in the Everglades during these wars and were part of the small group that was not removed to Oklahoma following the war. Eventually, they separated from the Seminole Tribe to become an independent tribe and, in 1962, were formally recognized by the U.S. government.
Today, they have a population of approximately 550 individuals and three reservation areas in the state of Florida: Tamiami Trail, Alligator Alley and Krome Avenue. The Tamiami Trail Reservation area, located 40 miles west of Miami, is the site of most tribal operations, and the center of the Miccosukee Indian population. Alligator Alley is the largest of the Tribe’s reservations, comprising 74,812.37 acres. It is located west of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, lying north and south of State Highway 84 (Alligator Alley), and includes a service station plaza, a Miccosukee Police Substation, wetlands, and land used for cattle grazing. The Krome Avenue reservation consists of the Miccosukee Gaming Facility and Convention Center and the Miccosukee Tobacco Shop, located at the intersection of Krome Avenue and Tamiami Trail.
Additional information about the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is available on their website: http://www.miccosukee.com.
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