Toahooke Bowers Wins Junior Miss Mary Ella Gercak Wins Miss Seminole Crown

1998-99 Jr. Miss and Miss SeminoleBy Vida Volkert

HOLLYWOOD - Amid cheers, laughs, speeches, and applause, Mary Ella Gercak of Hollywood and Toahooke Bowers of Big Cypress were the big winners, Aug. 8, at the 1998-99 Miss Seminole Pageant before a packed house at the Tribal headquarters auditorium. (continue...)

Fake Indian Art Robs Tribes Of Cash, Culture

By Charles Flowers

Possible Seminole-made itemTESUQUE, N.M. - You have to bend down to get into this Pueblo's tiny gallery. It is basically one room in a small adobe building containing a few paintings, silver jewelry, and beautiful, natural hide drums made by Bea Duran-Tioux, a member of Tesuque Pueblo. (continue...)

Man Jailed For Sale Of Seminole Remains

By Michael James

NEW YORK - In what is believed to be a legal first, the owner of a wildlife specialty store in New York City received the maximum sentence allowed under the 1990 Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act for dealing in the ancient remains of Seminoles. (continue...)

Tribe's Airplane Wows Air Show

By Dan McDonald

DeWitt Beckett and the SP20OSHKOSH, Wis. - Amid thousands of planes that make the Airventure Oshkosh air show the largest in the world, the Seminole Tribe's Micco SP20 received the type of attention reserved for one of the hottest airplanes in the industry. (continue...)

Getting Wet To Learn About Water

By Rhonda Roff

Joe Doctor fishes with dip netBIG CYPRESS - "Can you see the forest for the trees?"asks Dr. Bill Dunson, rhetorically, as we enter the cypress dome. Ordinarily difficult to penetrate, the wet forest is made accessible by the new Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki boardwalk, allowing one to gaze at the magical natural splendor rather than plotting each footstep or wrestling with underbrush. (continue...)

Tribes Attend Kateri Tekakwitha Celebration

By Betty Tiger and Debbie Lowe

Tyson Grant Tartsah received layetteMIAMI - The Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes attended their 16th annual Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha celebration at St. Mary's Cathedral in Miami, Sunday, July 12.

"We are all called to be good Samaritans," said Father Andrews during his homily, referencing the Gospel during the event. (continue...)

'Good Deal For The Tribe, Good Deal For The Park'

By Charles Flowers

EVERGLADES - A last-minute compromise on a Congressional bill that would double the real estate holdings of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Indians along the Tamiami Trail, has apparently won the Tribe most of what they were seeking: 347 acres of land for new housing along the northern edge of Everglades National Park. (continue...)