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Photographs - - 1897 - - Butchering a manatee after the hunt at Stranahan’s Landing / photograph by Charles B. Cory.
Photographs - - 1897 - - Butchering a manatee after the hunt at Stranahan’s Landing / photograph by Charles B. Cory.
AuthorCory, Charles B.
TitlePhotographs - - 1897 - - Butchering a manatee after the hunt at Stranahan's Landing / photograph by Charles B. Cory.
Date1897
NotesThe photograph shows Robert Osceola and family butchering a manatee. Manatees were a favorite food, sometimes called pork of the sea. The Seminoles were hunters and gatherers. They hunted mainly deer and bear and gathered wild fruits and vegetables. Bears were considered a delicacy. In addition, they caught fish and turtles. The Seminoles also raised chickens and pigs for themselves and for trade.
SubjectSeminole Indians. Seminole Indians - - Food. Manatees.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the Seminole/Miccosukee Archive
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