Seminole Tribe maintains ranching tradition

Ranching remains a strong tradition among the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The tribe operates the fourth-largest cattle operation in the state. Ranching brings in an estimated $2 million to the tribe and another $2 million to individual owners.

The money can't compete with the hundreds of millions generated by the tribe's gaming facilities. But a 6,000-acre ranch and the 86-room hotel in Nicaragua is proving lucrative. Although the purchase of the venture was controversial at the time, the tribe is seeing success with a prized herd of 3,000 purebred Brahman cattle and a hotel popular with business travelers.

Get the Story:
Ranch paying off for Seminoles (The Miami Herald 8/16)
Seminoles become temporary cowboys (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 8/14)

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