Everglades Timeline

120,000 BCE
Florida Keys form.

10,000 BCE
Archeologists have found evidence of human habitation of the Cutler Fossil Site at the Deering Estate dating back to 10,000 BCE.
Cutler Fossil Site Lecture

1000 BCE
The oldest archeological evidence of the Calusa dates from this time.

1750 -1840 (estimate)
The Seminole and Miccosukee, tribes affiliated with the Creek federation, begin settling the region as they flee the ethnic cleansing of Alabama, Georgia, and northern Florida and the impact of the Indian Removal Act.

1842
The US ends all military operations against the Seminoles. The Seminoles never signed a peace treaty and remained in the Everglades, in defiance of the Indian Removal Act.

1934
Congress passed legislation to establish Everglades National Park.

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly 22 February 2021
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