As the nation honors the cultures and contributions of Native Americans, the University of Florida invites you to explore and discover the Indigenous peoples of our region and the state of Florida through this content curated across campus.
Randell Research Center
Division of Student Life
College of Nursing
University Press of Florida
Below are some quick facts about the Indigenous peoples of the Gainesville area, but there is so much more! We encourage you to visit this guide from the UF Libraries highlighting educational resources about Native American and Indigenous peoples.
Explore resources from the George A. Smathers Libraries.
Explore this permanent exhibition at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville which features the natural environments in which the Calusa lived and see the house of a Calusa leader.
A guide from the Randell Research Center shares what it is like to walk the Calusa Heritage Trail, an almost 1-mile interpretive walkway that leads visitors through the mounds, canals, and other features of the Pineland archaeological site in Lee County, Florida.