Unlike the Tequesta, or even their ancestors the Creeks, the Florida Seminoles are not a particularly ancient people, having emerged from various Native American groups about 200 years ago who migrated south to the Everglades. Like South Florida itself, they are a blend, with multicultural ancestry. The Seminoles made their homes and developed their unique culture in the extreme environment of the River of Grass and remained strongly independent. As it proudly states at the top of the Seminole Tribe of Florida's homepage, they are the only Native American Tribe to have never signed a treaty with the United States Government. Here now are 33 historic photos of the Seminole people, from the State Archives of Florida (h/t: Florida Seminole Descendants).