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Archaeology in Santa Fe

I recently had the pleasure of heading West - Southwest, to be exact - to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The city is charming, with Adobe architecture, welcoming people and amazing historic sites. The town has a lot of similarities to St. Augustine in it's Spanish colonial heritage - but also lots of differences, especially in its climate and environment.
Photo Credit: Travel See Write
Santa Fe has a long and rich history (and archaeological record!) of inhabitants dating back thousands of years. By at least 900 AD, the Pueblo Ancestors had numerous settlements in the area - some of which are still occupied today. The nearby Acoma Pueblo is the oldest communities in the United States, dating back to the 13th century! Today, 19 federally recognized Pueblos are in New Mexico, where their people continue their cultural traditions.

I visited Bandelier National Monument to check out a few Pueblo Ancestor sites. People built large village structures, up to 4 floors tall, on both mesas (mountain tops) and down in valleys. Others built houses next to the cliffs and carved cavates (small human-carved alcoves) into the cliff facings to be used for storage, living space and spiritual places. The Cavates were plastered half-way up and had ceilings cured with smoke and soot.
View from a cavates of the Tyuonyi (Qu-weh-nee) pueblo on the Main Loop Trail.
I can't help myself - I love all the little sherds! Even more, I love to see people have respected the NPS motto to "Take only photos, leave only footprints!" From the Tsankawi Trail at Bandelier.
The exact dates of the establishment of the Spanish colonial settlement of Santa Fe seems to be in dispute. Some put the date as early as 1598, others 1604, but it's agreed it was firmly in place by 1610. It's the oldest capitol in the United States, serving as the Spanish colonial capitol, the Mexican territorial capitol and long before the state capitol.
San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe - the oldest extant church in the US, dating back to at least 1628 - stands as a great reminder of the colonial history of the city.
Santa Fe has recognized it's unique history and archaeology, and ensured it's protection through local ordinances. It's one of few cities in the United States with a local archaeological ordinance that protect sites throughout the city on land of any type of ownership (others include St. Augustine, Boston and Alexandria, VA). While I was there, I caught a great exhibit about the archaeology in the city at the Palace of the Governors (yet another outstanding example of Spanish colonial architecture - built in 1610!)
Exhibit Title: "Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time"
Great pottery sorting activity - fun for kids and non-Southwest archaeologists!
The exhibit even featured ultra-realistic collections - banker's boxes and all!
Displays featured site maps from excavations at several sites around town, including right under your feet at the Palace of the Governors.
Pottery sherds showing the cultural ties that developed between the local native peoples and the Spanish. A local Pueblo potter began using designs reminiscent of Pueblo Polychrome, a majolica made in Pueblo, Mexico.
I can't wait to go back to learn more about the city's Spanish Colonial past and to explore some of the modern Pueblos to see the vibrate native cultures that continue on today!

Text and Images by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN Staff, unless otherwise noted.

Bozeman Bound: Celebrating 6 Years of Service

Sarah's first pilgrimage to national PA  on MSU campus 2011.

Next week I travel to Bozeman, Montana for my last Project Archaeology Leadership Team meeting. Six years since my first team meeting, I'm in a sentimental mood. I first became aware of Project Archaeology 18 years ago during my Masters  program at East Carolina University (go Pirates!). Charlie Ewen was my advisor, and I opted to do an internship with Patricia Samford who at the time was the archaeologist at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Tricia introduced me to Intrigue of the Past lessons published by PA, and I was hooked.

Jeanne Moe presents at my first PA workshop in WV 2006.
When I moved to Kentucky, Gwynn Henderson and Jay Stottman  at the Kentucky Archaeological Survey furthered my education into Project Archaeology. With them, I attended my first Project Archaeology meetings and I met Jeanne Moe for the first time. Jeanne was sharing the building blocks for the next chapter for Project Archaeology: the Investigating Shelter curriculum. It was a time of change and transition as we were trying to better understand how to meet the needs of teachers first, which meant understanding how students learn and language to fit in with educators.

Project Archaeology Conference at Crow Canyon in Cortez, Colorado 2004.

Gwynn Henderson in front of Bozeman public library.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network started in 2005, and I applied for every position posted across the state. It wasn't one of the main reasons for moving to Florida, but when I did, I realized that I--Sarah Miller--could ascend to the much coveted position of State Coordinator for Project Archaeology in Florida. Gwynn Henderson was the State Coordinator for Kentucky, and by moving to a state without a program yet, the position was vacant and needed.

I first realized there was such a thing as the Leadership Team during a Project Archaeology meeting where the Leadership Team members had to put on a skit and help present information to other coordinators. Who were they? What did they do? Who would I have to push down the stairs so I could join this team of leadership?

Joelle Clark facilitates 1st facilitator training in Florida 2009.
Jeanne answered all my questions, and definitely encouraged me to not go the stairs route. She cites the Leadership Team as one of her best decisions in the 27 years of the program. Leadership Team members are nominated and elected to a three year term. They serve as an advisory board and help national Project Archaeology staff with annual work plan objectives. They help review material, train facilitators who go on to offer workshops, and help draft policy that helps the overall Project Archaeology network survive.

Gwynn Henderson nominated me to the Leadership Team in 2011. Maybe she was worried about the stair factor, but I like to think she wanted to fan the spark in my heart for archaeology education. Lynn Alex from Iowa, who I long admired from her work on the Society for American Archaeology's (SAA) Public Education Committee, was also nominated and elected with me that year. We  traveled for the first time to Bozeman in 2011 where I roomed with Joelle Clark and we got to business of Archaeology Science for All, curriculum development updates on Food and Land, watched the professional development video to be used for promotional and training purposes, discussed website updates, and reviewed a rock art special unit. I learned Leadership Team retreats are somehow even MORE intense than Project Archaeology conferences, which are all day, full engagement exercises in team building and collaboration.

Gwynn and Gail rappin' *

Virginia and Alex chattin' *

Viginia carrying Jeanne's guitar for strummin'

9 pm at night and Ranel, Maureen, and Gail are still in the room I shared with Joelle focused on PA!

Project Archaeology received a US Secretary of the Interior's Partners in Conservation Award 2011.

Professional development in a fav place: a cemetery!
Project Archaeology hosts a biennial conference, and the Leadership Team meets on the off year from the conference. I traveled again to Bozeman in 2015, the delay somewhat due to Hurricane Sandy (2012) and a year later the 2013 government shut down. For my second round, the topics we discussed included commemoration of Project Archaeology's 25th birthday, sustainability, process of curriculum development, and success of Leadership Academy. Teresa Moyer from NPS was my roommate at the Lark and came to discuss informal education.

I don't know who my roommate will be this year, or what joys and challenges we'll be sharing. I do know it will be solid days of hard work and cold walks up the hill to MSU campus. I'll see Project Archaeology peeps still at conferences and the biennial meeting, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Jeanne Moe, Crystal Alegria, and the rest of the national Project Archaeology staff over the years: Courtney Agenten, Erika Malo, Rebekah Schields, Kathleen Fransciso, and Lawson Moorman. I want to thank Gwynn Henderson for the nomination, and my roommates Joelle and Teresa for continuing to digest each day's meaty topics until midnight. And all the people who served and continue to serve on Leadership Team.

I'm grateful, and I'm looking forward to fanning the sparks of others eager and willing to serve.

Lianne Bennett: 2010 1st PA workshop at Cumberland Island, PA instructor 2011 at Kingsley, and now Leadership Team member for Florida!

In order of appearance on agendas starting in 2011:
Virginial Wulfkuhle - Kansas
Gail Lundeen - Missouri
Ranel Capron - Wyoming and BLM liaison
Maureen Malloy - Chesapeake region and SAA liaison
Gwynn Henderson - Kentucky
Joelle Clark - Arizona
Lynn Alex - Iowa
Shelley Davis-Brunner - Idaho
Dani Hoefer - Colorado
Theresa McReynolds Shebalin - North Carolina
Samantha Kirkley - Utah
Elizabeth Reetz - Iowa
Lianne Bennett - Florida
Carol Ng-He - Oriental Institute
Elizabeth Pruitt - SAA liaison
Courtney Agenten - Minnesota
Becca Simon - Colorado

And signing off Sarah Miller - Florida

Text & images: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
*Gwynnlish appears courtesy of Gwynn Henderson- never a pecknad, and so very very yeay

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day is coming up on Saturday, October 21st!  The Archaeology Institute of America (AIA) started the day in 2011 as National Archaeology Day with fourteen groups officially joining as Support Organizations. Although lacking in preparation time and resources, this inaugural event still took place in 38 U.S. states and 4 Canadian Provinces.  The event increased in scope yearly and by 2016, International Archaeology Day was a worldwide happening.   In 2016, there were events in 700 countries organized by 530 Collaborating Organizations!
International Archaeology Day celebrant
FPAN Northeast Region will be celebrating early with our 5th Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Find out what archaeologists have learned through excavations around the nation's oldest city while enjoying a cold beverage at four of the city's finest establishments.
FPAN's 4th Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

FPAN's 3rd Annual International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

AIA Jacksonville Society and Beaches Museum will present the fourth annual International Archaeology Day Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jacksonville Beach.   FPAN will be volunteering at this event and we hope to see you there! 

To find an event near wherever in the world you may be next week, check out the AIA's International Archaeology Day Calendar.

In our neck of the woods, there is an AIA Society in Jacksonville, FL and an AIA Society of Central Florida (Orlando, FL).  You can check and see what lectures and events they're sponsoring.

Text by FPAN Staff: Robbie Boggs
Photos by FPAN Staff (with exception of International Archaeology Day logo by AIA)

Photogrammetry Training With Cultural Heritage Imaging

Learning Scientific Photogrammetry

Figure 1. Getting started with some overview lectures on day 1 of training.

Here at the Florida Public Archaeology Network, we are always interested in new technologies and methods that we can use to bring information about archaeology to the public. One of those new technologies is photogrammetry. We've blogged about photogrammetry before: we covered some basics here, told you about a free-to-use photogrammetry software program here, and shared some of the research we've done using this computer visualization technique here. You can read more in-depth via the links, but essentially photogrammetry (in this sense) is the creation of 3D digital models from a series of 2D images. You can get a broader overview of photogrammetry here and read up on a pioneer of the process, Albrecht Meydenbauer here.

Figure 2. Setting up a photogrammetry project in one of the MCI digital imaging labs.

Photogrammetry has a wide range of potential applications in archaeology and public archaeology. In many ways I think we're just scratching the surface; as software/hardware improve and costs come down, this will likely be something every archaeologist learns how to do. So I was pretty excited when I was accepted to attend a 4 day scientific training with the folks from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI). The course was funded as part of a National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) training grant which meant that the class cost was covered, I just had to get myself to the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) in Washington D.C. to attend. 

The CHI team come from a long background of software development, photography, and cultural heritage preservation. The focus of the training workshop was to develop scientific photogrammetry skills, which means that participants would walk away with a firm understanding of each and every stage of data collection, processing, and deliverable output. Pretty important if you're trying to convince someone that the 3D model you just made of an artifact, building, or archaeological test unit is a precise and accurate. 

After the first day of training I had a realization that everything I thought I knew about photogrammetry was just...not right (see above). I learned photogrammetry by myself, usually picking up bits and pieces here and there from YouTube and online forums. That can certainly get you pretty far these days, but for all the good info out there, there is at least an equal measure of bad info. The CHI team helped wipe the slate and provided a solid foundation for understanding how to properly complete a project. The four days were spent listening to lectures from the team and working through actual data collection practices. We had no dearth of items to use for practice. We were after all at the MCI, a place of legend for museum nerds and fictitious legend for readers of Dan Brown's crap books.

Figure 3. MCI digital photography expert pulls out all the stops on data collection.

I came away with a much better understanding of the photogrammetric process, how to set up a project, and how to convey the validity of my final 3D model. It was a fantastic experience led by top-notch instructors. In addition to their on-site training, the CHI team also keeps a solid website chock full of useful information about photogrammetry and another of their imaging techniques, RTI. If you'd like to jump into a forum moderated by folks who know their stuff, check out the CHI forum as well. While I can't suggest the CHI training enough, not all of us will get to jump into one of their training events. You can get a taste of their knowledge from other outlets like their Vimeo page here, or their Youtube page here.

Figure 4. Learning streamlined processing techniques.

Keep an eye out for these folks in the conference world or if they're coming to an area near you. They are some sincerely helpful, knowledgeable individuals who are working to create better ways for cultural resource professionals to protect, preserve, and share the world's irreplaceable heritage. 

Text and Pics: Kevin Gidusko
Gif image: https://giphy.com/

Cemetery Dash 2017

It's that time of year again. Pumpkin spice abounds, stores have racks of costumes out and for some reason, people up north are pulling out their sweaters. That's right: October is here and it's time for the Cemetery Dash!

We challenge you to get out to your local historic cemeteries to check on them. How do they look after Hurricane Irma? How do they look compared to last year? Join us on a dash to see how many cemeteries we can monitor during the month of October!

Step One: Become a Scout! Click here for the online application.

Step Two: Find a site. You can use our handy Florida Historic Cemeteries and Sea Level Rise map.

Step Three: Fill out the monitoring form. Click here for the online version and here for a printable format.

Step Four: Snap off some photos of each cemetery and send them to hmsflorida@fpan.us with the name of the site included.

Step Five: Repeat!!

For more information on the Cemetery Dash, check out last year's blog post. For more information on HMS Florida, please visit our website.

Text and images by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN Staff.

Post-Irma HMS Florida Field Update, 9/22

We've been up and down the east coast to check on sites in state parks, historic cemeteries, and historic structures. Here's some highlights from the field this week.

Sarah Miller: Old Stone Warf, New Smyrna Beach
This week I checked in with Dot Moore in New Smyrna. She led us to a site impacted by a pontoon boat that floated during flood conditions up and over the National Register listed 1769 coquina wharf. In addition to the pontoon boat, a boat house and dock now sit mangled between the two parallel coquina foundation blocks that extend into the Intracoastal Waterway. This site dates to the Andrew Turnbull's British period settlement (1767-1777) that was built into a St. Johns Period shell midden. It will be one thing to see how they remove the boat- hopefully by crane and not by dragging it back into the water over the intact coquina foundation. The other issue will be how the mangled dock/boat house is removed. The City is taking the lead by consulting with the Department of Environmental Protection on the best way to remove the boats and debris with minimal impacts to the site.

Emily Jane Murray: Shell Bluff Landing, GTM Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach

I received a call from the GTM Research Reserve about erosion at Shell Bluff Landing. Another National Register listed site, it consists of a dense shell midden spanning 6,000 years and a coquina well built by a Minorcan and dating to around 1800. I have visited the site twice since the storm, once at low tide to document the erosion and again at high tide to see the ongoing impacts. Irma caused a lot of the midden to wash up over the site - something we didn't see with Matthew. The site has lost up to 6 feet in some areas, and continues to erode with high tides. The riprap and part of the site are in knee-deep water still at high tide. We're still experiencing extreme high tides from the water Irma dumped on us as well as from Jose and Maria pushing water towards the coast. We'll continue to monitor the site as well as work with the Reserve and the Bureau of Archaeological Research to mitigate site damages.

Robbie Boggs: San Sebastian Cemetery, West Augustine
I headed out to check on San Sebastian Cemetery, an African-American cemetery in West Augustine. After spending so much time recording the headstones last year, I was anxious to see how it fared during the hurricane. A large amount of limbs came down during the storm and lie across vaults, headstones and curbing. The downed limbs and branches are especially dense on the west side of the cemetery. Some of the graves are not accessible due to downed branches. A major clean up will need to occur in order to remove the blanket of branches.

Words and images by FPAN Staff members where noted.

HMS Florida: 5 Things to do Post-Storm

We learned a lot last year after Hurricane Matthew hit. We had just started Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) and were ready to hit the ground running with site assessments in the storm's wake. This year, while we do feel a bit more prepared, we also have a lot more ground to cover after Irma's impact on the whole peninsula of Florida.

Hurricane Irma, as seen from NASA's Space Observatory. (Photo Credit: NASA)
But we know our Scouts are ready and willing to help. Here's 5 things to do to help cultural resources in Irma's wake:

1. Stay safe!
You are more important than any information on an archaeological site or cemetery. Please be
mindful of hazards from storm damage, including downed trees, hanging limbs, downed power lines, standing water, debris and more. If you are unsure if the area is safe, do not enter it. Take a photo from outside of cemeteries or from the perimeter of archaeological sites. Many managed areas like State and National Parks are still in the process of clean up and have not reopened. Be patient - we'll be able to get to all of these places in due time.

2. Get Ready!
If you're not a scout, click here sign up today! Check out our blog series on how to monitor sites. Read about your local sites. Brush up on your artifact identification with our handy guides. Practice your mapping skills. Make a list of sites that were potentially impacted. Get ready to hit the field for more monitoring! Many managed areas like State and National Parks are still in the process of clean up and have not reopened. Be patient - we'll be able to get to all of these places in due time.

3. Check on a historic cemetery.
 Historic cemeteries took a lot of damage last year Historic Cemetery map to find a few nearby.
from downed vegetation - and with stronger winds in Irma, the impacts could be even greater. You can cruise by your local historic cemetery or use our

4. Revisit sites you have monitored before.
Part of monitoring is tracking changes over time and understanding how things like storm events affect sites. We encourage you to back to sites you've previously monitored to see what impacts they experience. Even if the site looks the same, it's still important to document no changes. So don't forget to snap those photos! If you're unsure of which sites you've monitored, send us an email and we can give you that information: hmsflorida@fpan.us.

5. Stay tuned in.
Clean up takes time. Some impacts won't be noticed for weeks or even months still. We're still checking in with partners and will be sending updates and calls-for-action as they're needed. So keep an eye out for Scout emails, visit EnvArch for opportunities to help or follow your favorite parks or museums on social media to track their recovery process.

We'll be posting weekly updates from the field as we check on sites in northeast and central Florida. Visit the blog to see some of the sites we visit, or drop us a note about a site you monitor to be included.

Words by Emily Jane Murray, images by Emily Jane, Robbie Boggs and Sarah Miller, FPAN Staff, unless otherwise noted.

Conversations about Conferences: Tidally United 2017

Click here to view Tidally United 2017 program. (Photo: FPAN SW

No one was home earlier this month as we traveled to Hollywood, Florida to attend the 2nd annual Tidally United Summit. Reporting to you with another installment of Conversations about Conferences to fill you in on where we are when we're not in the office!

EmJ: What did you expect in attending the Tidally United 2017 Summit?

Sarah: In good ways I expected very little. I was so happy to see the event go on and the new organizers make it totally their own. I knew it would be a fun reunion of archaeologists and climate change minded preservationists. I was very curious to see how the hosts, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, wanted to be involved and what their take on the topic would be. There was no native presence last year, and with the summit in south Florida this year I was over the moon to hear of the partnership. I was also excited to see familiar faces, like Tom and Joanna of SCAPE coming over from Scotland as well as other archaeologists from Florida and the southeast.

 Tom Dawson and Joanna Hambly of SCAPE at St. Andrews before their SCHARP conference last year and here in Florida in the Everglades.

EmJ: What did you hope to get out of it?

Sarah: I definitely hoped to learn more about Seminole and Miccosukee people, I knew that would be a big takeaway. I also hoped to share the amazing work of the Heritage Monitoring Scouts over the past year and and share the credit for what so many people are doing around the state. My paper was first up in the Bird Clan room after the welcome from FPAN Director Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Samuel Tommie of the Seminole Tribe, and Jr. Miss Seminole Princess herself Kailani Osceola. Look for the first year annual report of HMS Florida to be posted to the blog next month.

EmJ: What did you actually learn?

Sarah: Wow, where to start. The Seminole and Miccosukee presence was my favorite part of the Summit, safe to say both years combined! They shared so much with us. It wasn't just that they supported the Summit by giving us an event venue. Their ambassadors welcomed us, they fed us, they shared from the heart and from their minds very clearly how climate changes are a part of their daily lives. I was really blown away by Jr. Miss Seminole Princess Kailani Osceola's commitment to be at the Summit, get up in front of our group to speak, and it was an amazing way to bring the youth into the room to not just observe but stand up and participate in this issue. Betty Osceola spoke from the heart on the panel in the afternoon. She gave such a personal, deep time perspective of what is happening to the land and how it impacts how people meet their basic needs. I thought of her words often the next day as we did the wet walk in the Everglades. Their present flooding situation is the future of the rest of Florida. They are living it now and making very intentional decisions to stay and stand up for the land.

My hero: Betty Osceola, member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan. 

Kailani Osceola, Jr. Miss Florida Seminole Princess

Samuel Tommie, member of Seminole tribe Bird Clan
Joe Frank, Big Cypress Representative, Seminole Tribe Board of Directors

It was also interesting too to see the diversity of ways climate change impacts are happening around Florida. Paulette McFadden who presented a poster on the Garden Patch site (read Rachael Kangas' blog post on this site!) on the Gulf side has a completely different scenario than Margo Schwadron who reported on shell islands on the south west coast. Case studies from around the state by FPAN staff highlighting HMS Florida training and monitoring opportunities also demonstrated the wide variety of sites impacted, and variety of impacts.

Paulette McFadden from Florida's Bureau of Archaeological Research presents her poster on the Garden Patch site, Margo Schwadron from the Southeastern Archaeological Center (NPS) sharing a moment with Betty Osceola on the afternoon panel, ladies of FPAN (Emily Jane Murray, Kassie Kemp, and Rebecca O'Sullivan) share HMS Florida case studies from around the state.

EmJ: What was the hardest part of attending Tidally United?

Sarah: This year the presentations were split into two rooms, so being in two places at the same time was impossible. Luckily the presentations were recorded and streamed live on Miccosukee TV! I really wanted to hear many of the papers in the other room, especially on Egmont Key and Austin Burkhardt's QR tagging project, but stayed put in the Bird Clan room all day. You can view the livestream provided by Seminole Media Productions and watch the 11 segments again and again from the website.

Livestream provided by Seminole Media Productions, click to view all segments.

EmJ: So we attend a lot of conferences in a year - what from this Tidally United will you bring back to the public for their benefit?

Sarah: Some of the papers in the afternoon were on image and media surrounding climate change and heritage issues. I think it is important to continue to challenge ourselves to make the invisible visible. It's always been the challenge of archaeology, how to make subsurface features come to life above ground. And now adding water all around it...there needs to be ways to bring the public into the conversation without scaring people about doomsday scenarios. I think that's what I found most comforting from the Miccosukee and Seminole point of view, they are not leaving. There is no tipping point for which a site is abandoned. The land will change and meeting basic needs will become more challenging, but abandonment in place is not an option for them.

EmJ: What sessions/activities did you take part in?

Sarah: All of it! Full day of presentations, seconds at lunch, poster sessions, and both tours on Saturday. Everglades National Park sponsored our wet walk through several tree islands. Holy smokes! I was so scared about gators, snakes, and heat; but I felt it was important to support all parts of the Summit and I'm so glad I did. I will never ever think of the Everglades the same and it was an honor to experience the environment this close up.

After the wet walk, we drove over to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum for a tour and meeting with Daniel Tommie. Meeting is not the right word, more to say we were welcomed by Daniel at his family clan camp. After, Samuel Tommie addressed the group in the auditorium to share music. Joe Frank brought the tour to a close but continued to meet with us into the night at the Billie Swamp Safari where an international conversation took place over heritage, shared challenges, and the short sightedness of many modern attempts to manage the land.

If you have not been to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum before, now is a great time to go. They are celebrating 20 years of service to the community and have many special exhibits and events planned.

EmJ: What are plans for next year’s conference?

Sarah: So far I know when, where and who. The Summit will be spearheaded by FPAN West Central in Tampa in partnership with the Weedon Island Preserve,  August 2018. Safe to say Tampa is not prepared to face the changes brought about by climate over the next 50-100 years. The Gulf side of Florida is completely different than our northeastern shores and the Everglades. Will be a good year to hear from new partners and new approaches by USF faculty and students.

We hope to see many of you there!

Text and images: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff  except top image by FPAN SW

For more information check out official website for current year of Tidally United and archive of past Tidally United (2016)

Special thanks to the event committee: Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Paul Backhouse (Seminole THPO), Paulette McFadden, Jeff Moates, Margo Schwadron, Misty Snyder, and Dennis Wiedman. 

Extra special thanks to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Mallory Fenn, Rachael Kangas, Everglades National Park, and the Chairman, Council, and communities of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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