The People of Brickell Point

The People of Brickell Point (HM18N3)

Location: Miami, FL 33131 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 46.161', W 80° 11.373'

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Brickell Point has been host to many cultures and witness to a number of historical milestones.

The powerful Tequesta Indians made their main village at the mouth of the Miami River for over two thousand years. Abundant natural resources contributed to a unique diet based on the Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and subtropical fruits.

Europeans Arrive, Natives Suffer
The arrival of European explorers in the early 1500s forever changed the face of Southern Florida. European disease and slave raids decimated the Tequesta and their neighbors. Many of the surviving natives of the region moved to Cuba with their Spanish allies in the mid eighteenth century.

New Residents Move In
Cuban fishermen came to Southern Florida to reap the riches of the bays and reefs. Ancestors of today's Seminole and Miccosukee people sought refuge in the area, fleeing attempts by the federal government to remove them to western reservations. The Seminoles later befriended pioneer William Brickell and frequented his trading post.

Brickell Point ha sido la morada de muchas diferentes culturas y testigo de varios hitos historicos.

Los poderosos indios tequesta tuvieron su aldea principal junto a la boca del rio Miami por m de dos mil a?os. La abundancia de recursos naturales contribuy? a una dieta singular basada en frutas subtropicales y el aprovechamiento de la bah?a de Biscayne, y los Everglades.

Llegan los Europeos, Los Ind?genas Sufren
El Sur de la Florida cambi? para siempre tras la llegada de los europeos a comienzos del siglo XVI. Las enfermedades europeas y la caza de esclavos diezm? a los tequesta y sus vecinos. Muchos de los ind?genas que sobrevivieron se traslaclaron a Cuba con sus sliados espa?oles a mediados del siglo XVIII.

Nuevos Residentes
Los pescadores cubanos vinieron al Sur de la Florida para explotar las riquezas de las bah?as y los arrecifes. Los antepasados de los actuales seminoles y mikasuki buscaron refugio en el ?rea y evadieron los intentos del gobierno federal para trasladarlos a reservas ind?genas en el occidente del pa. Despu, los seminoles se hicieron amigos del pionero William Brickell y acud?an a su tienda fronteriza.

Seminoles, dressed in long shirts and turbans, navigate the Miami River, ca. 1890, near Brickell Point. Ralph Munroe Collection, HistoryMiami.
Dos hombres seminoles, con camisas largas y turbantes, navegan por el r?o Miami cerca de Brickell Point, h. 1890. Colecci?n de Ralph Munroe, HistoryMiami.

View of Brickell Point from the Royal Palm Hotel, ca. 1897. HistoryMiami.
Vista de Brickell Point desde el Hotel Royal Palm, h. 1897. HistoryMiami.

Left: William B. Brickell, ca. 1870 Right: Mary E. Brickell, ca. 1870. From tintypes by H.J. Reed, Worcester, Mass. Stan Cooper Collection, HistoryMiami.
Izquierda: William B. Brickell, h. 1870 derecha: Mary E. Brickell, h. 1870. Ferrotipos de H.J. Reed, Worcester, Mass. Colecci?n de Stan Cooper, HistoryMiami.

Brickell home on Brickell Point, ca. 1906. Brickell family on downstairs and upstairs porches. William B. Brickell is seated in the chair in the center of the front porch. HistoryMiami.
Casa de la familia Brickell en Brickell Point, h. 1906. La familia Brickell en las terrazas del primer y segundo piso. William B. Brickell est? sentado en el centro de la terraza principal. HistoryMiami.

The Seminole Indians relied on dugout canoes for transportation. Matlack Collection, HistoryMiami.
Los indios seminoles depend?an de las canoas de tronco ahuecado como medio de transporte. Colecci?n Matlack, HistoryMiami.

Seminole Beads
Beginning in early childhood, wearing beads was an honored Seminole tradition. Men later switched to scarves, but an adult woman's beaded necklace could have been as long as 60 inches and could weigh up to 12 pounds!

Cuentas Seminoles
Comenzando en la temprana ni?ez, el uso del collares de cuentas era una venerada costumbre seminole. Los hombres luego cambiaron los collares por pa?uelos, ipero el collar de cuentas de una mujer pod?a llegar a medir 1.5 metros y pesar hasta 5.5 kilogramos!

Alice Osceola, Seminole Indian. Matlack Collection, HistoryMiami.
Alice Osceola, mujer seminole. Colecci?n Matlack, HistoryMiami.

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HM NumberHM18N3
Placed ByThe Florida Inland Navigation District, the State of Florida Division of Historical Resrouces, and HistoryMiami
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 581267 N 2850391
Decimal Degrees25.76935000, -80.18955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 46.161', W 80° 11.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 46' 9.66" N, 80° 11' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786, 954
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Brickell Ave, Miami FL 33131, US
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