On April 22nd, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosted Water Warriors—an Earth Celebration to showcase the ways in which water represents life to the Seminoles.
Under the perfectly blue sky, Seminole artists and conservationist Samuel Tommie shared the importance of preserving water and resources for the Seminole Tribe. He ended his talk with a musical flute presentation. Museum Management Trainee Daniel Tommie shared information about dugout canoes and brought canoeing to lifein our pond. The Seminole Tribe’s Environmental Resources Management Department provided great information about Florida wildlife and resources, and water-inspired crafts entertained audiences of all ages. Southwest Floridian Dennis McDaniel demonstrated his family’s longstanding tradition of making cast nets, and Seminole Jay Osceola served up some traditional garfish and deer stew in addition to hamburgers and hot dogs.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts, archival items and experiences.Visitors can learn about the Seminole people and their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home for thousands of years.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located in the heart of the Everglades at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, Florida. It is open seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM.
For more information visit www.ahtahthiki.com or call 877-902-1113.