The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter II Summary & Analysis

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Chapter II Summary and Analysis

Man did not originate in the Everglades or Florida. The Indians moved to Florida. In the beginning, there were three races - white, black and a yellow and brown one that led to the red and yellow. All of the races migrated from where they arose, as did many animals. Many animals, like deer, tapirs and wildcats came to Florida. Since Florida is a peninsula, they were trapped there. Many became extinct. There was a wealth of fish life and sea birds.

The Indians were descended from Mongolians. The Indians that settled in Florida came from west of the Mississippi and spoke the Muskogean language. Once in southern Florida, they slowly developed their own civilization.

The first group of Indians were the Calusa and they settled the area between the Ten Thousand Islands and Cape Sable. The Mayaimi settled...

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