Seminole Indians of Florida

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By CarmenBailey ( - on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 11:21 am: Edit Post

Hello Joseph Opala,

My father in law, Frank Bailey Sr, visited Osceola's son when he and wife traveled to
Florida each year. Frank was led through swamps of the Everglades on hidden board walks to
housing similar to what my third grade class
visited in Miami and built in the back of our classroom. Osceola's Tribe had been, as also reported by in hiding from the United States Government but now remained. I don't know the time factor. Frank died 15 years ago at over 100 years of age.

The world just got smaller.

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