F- Florida Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Fish-eating Creek. A Seminole settlement with 32 inhabitants in 1880, situated 5 m. from the mouth of a creek that empties into L. Okeechobee, Manatee co., Fla. MacCauley in 5th Rep. B. A. E., 478, 1887.

Florida Indians. A term almost as vague as the ancient geographic conception of Florida itself, used (Doc. Col. Hist. N. Y., vi, 243, 1855) to designate Indians who robbed a vessel stranded on the Florida keys in 1741-42. Schoolcraft (Ind. Tribes, vi, 47, 1857) refers to it as a term vaguely applied to the “Apalachian group of tribes.” (A. S. G.)

Four Nations. Mentioned with the Kawita and Kasihta as having a conference with the English near the mouth of Apalachicola r., Fla., in 1814 (Hawkins in Am. State Papers, Ind. Aff., i, 859, 1832). Probably the Oakfuskee, with their 3 villages on the Chattahoochee, were meant.

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Fowl Town. A former Seminole town in x. w. Florida, about 12 m. E. of Ft Scott, on Apalachicola r. at the Georgia boundary, containing about 300 inhabitants in 1820. The name has been given also in the plural as though including more than one town. It is distinct from Tutalosi, also called Fowl Town.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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