Are You Ready For The Phish Ball?

By Peter B. Gallagher

phishBIG CYPRESS - What if they held a concert on Jack Motlow's cattle pasture and 70,000 people came?

As time nears for the gargantuan Phish New Year's Eve 2000 camping/music concert on the Seminole Indian reservation here, that question is uppermost on everyone's minds - especially the Tribal members and others who live, work and drive along two-lane Snake Road. (continue...)

Christmas Doll

Betty Mae Jumper wrote the following column several years ago. It is one of her most popular columns, and we're reprinting it as a special Christmas gift to our readers. (continue...)

Council Considers Hiring Attorney

By Elrod Bowers

phishHOLLYWOOD - There was a special Council meeting Dec. 6 to discuss entering into a contract with attorney Stephen B. Otto.

The Council, which is about to purchase 75 Class II machines for the Coconut Creek facility, questioned the hiring of Otto if the classification of the machines should come under dispute. (continue...)

Bill Miller, Ulali, Tree Cody, Aztecs, LaCapa To Perform At Discover Native America 2000

Discover Native AmericaST. PETERSBURG - American Indian Country's top performer, Mohican songwriter Bill Miller, will join legendary Native woman's group Ulali, flautist Robert Tree Cody, Seminole Chief Jim Billie, the Aztec Fire Dancers and comedian Drew LaCapa as headliners for the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Discover Native America (DNA) Powwow and American Indian Festival, March 4-5, 2000 on the campus of Eckerd College. (continue...)

Rosetta Stone Seminole Language Soon On CD-ROM

HOLLYWOOD - Miccosukee, one of two Native languages spoken by Seminole Indians, is not a written language.

But soon it will exist on CD-ROM. (continue...)

Jim Billie Radio Show Wins National Award

Tricia KingHOMER, Alaska - Different Drums - Chief Jim Billie, an hour-long radio program featuring music and interview segments from the Seminole Tribal Chairman, has been honored withthe Crystal Award of Distinction in the 1999 Communicator Awards Competition. (continue...)

Mercedes Osceola Wins Track Meet

By Libby Blake

Mercedes OsceolaFtld.-Mercedes Osceola, the current Junior Miss Seminole Princess, won the District 7 Cross Country Track Meet held at Westminster Academy's West Sports Complex on Thursday Nov. 4. JoJo and Tasha Osceola, Mercedes' sisters, finished in the top 15. The girls are the daughters of Joe Dan and Virginia Osceola. (continue...)

1999 Has Come And Gone

Mercedes Osceola"There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things."

- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote.

By Dan McDonald

HOLLYWOOD - Oh, what a year it was for The Seminole Tribe of Florida, a year that saw a century come to a close with a number of large and small events that left a lasting impression. (continue...)

Brighton Residents Help Old Friend

By Sandi McClenithan

Brighton ResidentsBRIGHTON - Diane Smith and Louise Gopher of the Brighton Education Department recently opened their hearts to help the Joiner family, long time friends of the Seminoles. (continue...)