Museum of the Islands

Preserving the past for the future on Pine Island, Florida

Indians of Pine Island

This section covers the history of the Indians that inhabited Pine Island and surrounding islands, and of their interaction with the first Europeans who arrived here.

Calusa Indians
Pineland Shell Mounds
Cross Island Canal Dug by the Calusa
Ponce de Leon Discovers the Calusa
Ponce de Leon Brings First Cattle & Horses To The New World
Calusa Interaction with Missionaries
Map of Selected Archaeological Sites in Southwest Florida
Chronology of Spanish Contact with the Calusa
St. James City Calusa Shell Mounds

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