This six-part series was originally published by American Experience to accompany its documentary, THE SWAMP. Text by Cori Brosnahan and photography by Eric P. Gulliver.
American Experience traveled to the Florida Everglades to interview the people who know the place best — members of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes. We wanted to learn about their families’ experiences in the swamp these many years. We spoke with them about surviving hurricanes and American soldiers, bingo and sovereignty, folktales and superstitions—and much more.