Tuesday, November 29, 2011

History Center Welcomes Jerald Milanich to Florida Conversations

Discover the “hidden lives” of Florida’s Seminoles when the History Center welcomes renowned author and anthropologist Jerald Milanich to Florida Conversations, this Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Milanich will discuss his new book, co-authored with Nina J. Root, Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock’s Historic Florida Photographs, which chronicles Dimock’s exploration of the Florida Everglades in 1905. The book features photographs culled from Dimock’s more than 6,000 glass negatives, which are housed at the American Museum of Natural History. These rare images document the lives of Seminoles in the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp at a time when the tribe was largely unknown to the outside world.

Jerald Milanich is curator emeritus of the Florida Museum of Natural History and the author of many books and articles on Florida anthropology including Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians.

Florida Conversations is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

Public parking is available at St. Pete Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. For more information, contact the Tampa Bay Center at (813) 228-0097 or online at www.tampabayhistorycenter.org.

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