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Author Pleasants, Julian M.
Title Seminole voices : reflections on their changing society, 1970-2000 / Julian M. Pleasants and Harry A. Kersey, Jr.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010.

Author Pleasants, Julian M.
Series Indians of the Southeast
Indians of the Southeast.
Subject Seminole Indians -- Social conditions.
Seminole Indians -- Education.
Seminole Indians -- Religion.
Seminole Indians -- Medicine.
Seminole Indians -- Housing.
Seminole Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Seminole Indians -- Ethnic identity.
Social change -- Florida.
Florida -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Alt Name Kersey, Harry A., 1935-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 234 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Economic change -- Seminole education -- Transformations in religion and medicine -- Housing and family transitions in social context -- Dilemmas of language and culture.
Note Print version record.
Summary "In a series of interviews conducted from 1969 to 1971 and again from 1998 to 1999, more than two hundred members of the Florida Seminole community described their lives for the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Some of those interviews, now showcased in this volume, shed light on how the Seminoles' society, culture, religion, government, health care, and economy had changed during a tumultuous period in Florida's history.
In 1970 the Seminoles lived in relative poverty, dependent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tourist trade, cattle breeding, handicrafts, and truck farming. By 2006 they were operating six casinos, and in 2007 they purchased Hard Rock International for $965 million. Within one generation, the tribe moved from poverty and relative obscurity to entrepreneurial success and wealth.
Seminole Voices relates how economic changes have affected everyday life and values. The Seminoles' frank opinions and fascinating stories offer a window into the world of a modern Native community as well as a useful barometer of changes affecting its members at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--Pub. desc
Note English.
ISBN 9780803230453 (electronic bk.)
0803230451 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612749391
OCLC # 701719688
Additional Format Print version: Pleasants, Julian M. Seminole voices. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010 9780803229860 (DLC) 2009041201 (OCoLC)452301132

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