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Seminole Tribe keeps history alive with new museum

The Seminole Tribe of Florida opened a new branch of its Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum on Tuesday.

The branch is located in Hollywood on the site of the old Okalee Village. It is right next to the tribe's casino but museum executive director Tina Osceola says the Seminoles are about more than gaming.

"A lot of people think of us as bingo and casinos and smoke shops, but that's our income, not who we are as people," she told The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "It's so important to preserve our culture, not just for ourselves but for nonmembers as well. I think Seminoles will have great pride when they walk in here, and visitors will be amazed at the rich history that they've never been exposed to."

Get the Story:
Seminole history, culture on display at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 5/18)
New museum near Hard Rock recalls earlier time (The Miami Herald 5/17)

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