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The Calusa: "The Shell Indians" The Calusa (kah LOOS ah) lived on the sandy shores of the southwest coast of Florida. These Indians controlled most of south Florida. The population of this tribe may have reached as many as 50,000 people. The Calusa men were tall and well built with long hair.

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The Calusa (/ k ə ˈ l uː s ə / kə-LOO-sə) were a Native American people of Florida's southwest coast. Calusa society developed from that of archaic peoples of the Everglades region. Previous indigenous cultures had lived in the area for thousands of years.

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The Calusa (said to mean fierce people ) are a Native American tribe that once inhabited the southwestern coast of Florida.The Calusa are said to have been a socially complex and politically powerful tribe, and most of southern Florida was controlled by them.

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From several firsthand accounts of south Florida Indians written by Europeans, it is apparent that the Calusa were socially complex and politically powerful. Calusa influence extended over most of south Florida in the sixteenth century. The Calusa were well established, with a population of several thousand.

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Calusa, North American Indian tribe that inhabited the southwest coast of Florida from Tampa Bay to Cape Sable and Cape Florida, together with all the outlying keys. According to some authorities their territory also extended inland as far as Lake Okeechobee. Their linguistic affiliation is not certain.

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THE CALUSA INDIANS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Along the southwest Gulf coast lived the Calusa (Caloosa) Indians. A new tribe that entered Florida either from the islands or the north at the start of the Christian Era, the Calusa dominated South Florida with their statute, skills, and brutality. Mound Key, an island west of Fort Myers, was the center of this large Calusa Empire.

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Cindy Bear visited the Calusa Heritage Trail and talked about the Calusa Indians and their 1500 year history in Florida.The Calusa Indians were native to Southwest Florida and for many centuries ...

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FL History The Calusa: “The Shell Indians” The Calusa (kah LOOS ah) lived on the sandy shores of the southwest coast of Florida. These Indians controlled most of south Florida. The population of this tribe may have reached as many as 50,000 people. The Calusa men were tall and well built with long hair. Calusa means “fierce people,” and ...

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The Calusa Indians IN Florida History. The Prehistory and HISTORY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY FLORIDA IS THE HISTORY OF THE CALUSA INDIANS. Charlotte Harbor became the "heartland" of the mighty Calusa. We know abut the Calusa Indians because of the many mounds and canals they left behind. In and around the Charlotte Harbor are some 26 mounds and ...

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