Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida

Mailing Address

Mile Marker 70, U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail
Miami, FL 33144

Contact Information

305-552-8365

Website

http://www.miccosukeeresort.com/tribe.htm

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Cultural History

The Miccosukke Tribe of Indians of Florida is one of the federally recognized tribes of the United States. The tribe is proud of the rich ness embodied in their history which is composed of events years before Columbus. These Miccosukee Indians used to be a part of the Creek Nation. The Creek Nation is actually an association of the clan villages who were composed of people inhabiting the areas now known as Alabama and even Georgia.
 
It was on the 11th of the year 1962 when the United States Secretary of the Interior ratified and approved the Constitution of the tribe. Since then, the used to be nameless tribe became known to the public and the world as the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. The approval of the constitution of the tribe paved way to the establishment of the tribal existence as well as their sovereignty. The tribe was then became gained domestic dependant nation status from the government of the United States of America.
 
The Miccosukee Constitution states that the governing body of the tribe will be known as the Miccosukee General Council. From this general council, the officers and other governing people will be elected. The other officials will be known as the Chairman, the Assistant Chairman, the Treasurer, the Secretary and a Law Maker. The obligations and responsibilities handed down to these people are not relatively simple as they are tasked of taking care of the welfare of the whole of the tribe. The responsibilities also include handling of the tribal issues and matters such as the membership, the governance, law and orderliness, the education and even the recreation facilities to be provided for the tribal community. The fiscal disbursement responsibility is also under the tribal council. Aside from these, the Tribal Council facilitates the Business Council of which is the primary in charge of the tribal enterprises, revenues and other contracts related to the business ventures of the tribe.
 
Today, the tribe has four distinct and separate reservation areas scattered in the State of Florida. These reservations are known as the Tamiami Trail, the Alligator Alley and some other two located in the Krome Avenue and in the U.S 41. The tribal operations located in the reservation areas vary from one reservation to another. The Tamiami Trail Reservation has a clinic, police department, day care center, educational system, general store and a service station. On the other hand, the Krome Avenue Reservation has the Indian Gaming Facility, the Resrot and Convention Center and the Tobacco Shop. Lastly, the Alligator Alley Reservation has a gas station and a service plaza. The reservation area is also the home of the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club among others.

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