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

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Chapter XIII Summary and Analysis

There was a yellow fever epidemic after the Spanish American war. There was a quarantine that stopped everything but real estate activity in Miami. Towns formed along Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad. While progress and expansion occurred along the East Coast, there was none in the Everglades. The lives of the Indians had not changed and they refused any offer of help from the government.

People moved into the Everglades and lived peacefully with the Indians. They taught them new modern ways, like how to use a sewing machine. Dr. Cyrus Teed founded the Koreshan Unity which was devoted to communal living. Two hundred people followed him and lived in the commune he established.

Frank Hamilton Cusing explored the archaeological aspects of the Everglades finding many artifacts. This was the first big archaeological find in the Everglades and provided...

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