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An account of the author's exploratory trip across the southern Everglades including descriptions of places, people and wildlife. Throughout the narrative, the author makes reference to the methods used by the Seminoles for travel, cooking, etc., as well as describes some of their recent history and his encounters with them during this trip.

Table of Contents

Florida geographically; The Everglades; The Seminole War; Characteristics of the Tribe; Previous explorations -- Preliminary trip; Seminoles at home; Details of outfit -- Miami; Fowey Rocks Light-House; Florida wreckers; Vaseline `a la Seminole; Soldier Key; The habitat of the Crocodilus Americanus; The North American alligator -- Land of the big snake; Florida sponges; Crawfish; An unlucky dive; Amateur surgery; Cape Sable; The edge of the Everglades -- Fighting saw-grass; The limpkin; Making camps; Sweet water; Long Key; A meridian altitude; Willoughby Key; The cabbage-palm -- Baffled by saw-grass; Return to Willoughby Key; A fresh start; A dead snake by moonlight; Mosquitoes; Supplies running low; The palmetto as food -- Canoeing over two inches of water; Nearing the end; Welcome to civilization; Analysis of water; Seminole vocabulary.


By Hugh L. Willoughby ; illustrated from photographs taken by the author. Includes index. Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2003. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.


Seminole Indians; Everglades (Fla.) -- Description and travel; Everglades -- 3090202; Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913 -- Business, Agriculture, and Tourism, 1878-1897; Description and travel; Indians of North America


Philadelphia, P.A.


J. B. Lippincott


xii, 192 pages, 47 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm.



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Across the Everglades: a canoe journey of exploration.



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