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  1. Commerce with Indians outside Florida brought copper, iron ore, and seeds of maize in exchange for Florida freshwater pearls, conch shells, and fish bones. By the Mississippian Era (1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D., the Florida Indians were divided into many large groupings. Archaic Indians developed spears and dugout canoes.

  2. The more recent Sears chronology divides the Belle Glade culture into four periods; I (1000 BCE – 200 CE), II (200 – c. 700), III (c. 700 – c. 1300) and IV (c. 1300–1700). During the period of European contact, the Mayaimi lived around Lake Okeechobee, and the Jaega lived in the East Okeechobee area. Almost nothing is known of the ...

  3. Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, which was first based in Ohio.He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of the Florida East Coast Railway, much of which he built through convict leasing.

  4. Miami is named after the Mayaimi, a Native American tribe that lived around Lake Okeechobee until the 17th or 18th century. Today, Miami Beach is famous for sun screen and art deco architecture. The Miami Beach Architectural District, also know as the Art Deco Historic District, is home to more than 800 art deco styled buildings and was where ...

  5. › about-miami-dade-countyAbout Miami-Dade County

    Miami-- The name comes from Mayaimi, which means "very large lake" and probably refers to Lake Okeechobee. The Miami River marked the beginning of a canoe trail through the Everglades to the big lake.

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