Τρίτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: I for INDIANS

Five years ago, we went to Florida-USA for a six months residence.

Till then, the things i knew about Indians, were those i had seen in films.

Not much indeed.


We visited two places and learned so much about the culture and the life of Indians.

First we went to AH-TAH-THI-KI museum, in the heart of Everglades, Florida.








We learned about the life, the culture and the history of the Seminole Indians.

It is a great place to visit.







After a month, we went to St.Augustine for a two days trip.
It is one of the best places I have ever visited.

We learned the story of the first Spanish who reached Florida and how they lived there.

And the battles the Indians gave for their survival.














They both are very nice places to visit and learn.

20 σχόλια:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI είπε...

i know less that you do about indians, so this post was very informative

Louise είπε...

Travel always provides such an opportunity to learn. I am glad you enjoyed your time there and learned so many things.

RuneE είπε...

There is much in that history that remains to set right - thank you for the lesson!

Granny Smith είπε...

I would love to visit those museums. But at least i was able to see some relevant parts through your photographs.

Reader Wil είπε...

Very interesting and informative Antigoni! I met some of the Australian indigenous people and stayed with them for a short time. And every time when I am in Cooktown I will go and visit them.

photowannabe είπε...

Its wonderful that you could learn more about a different culture than just what Hollywood wants you to believe. Great shots of your visit.

leslie είπε...

I think nowadays people refer to them as Native Americans in the states and as First Nations in Canada. To us, Indians are from India. But I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and learned so much.

Kim from Hiraeth είπε...

That was a very informative post, Antigoni! I've never been to those museums, but I have been to a great museum in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, focused on the Ojibwa Tribe.

shutter happy jenn είπε...

Oh great pictures and information! Thanks for sharing!

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper είπε...

Interesting post, Antigoni, and a good choice for "I."

Island Rambles Blog είπε...

I love the first two photos...they are amazing and thanks for the history...really great post for ABC.I did my first ABC post today and I don't think I did it right as I am new to memes.

Bear Naked είπε...

It seems that you learned much about INDIANS in your visit.

Bear((( )))

magiceye είπε...

very interesting indeed!

kouji είπε...

quite interesting. good to know of places like this which help ensure that important pieces of history are not forgotten.

Denise είπε...

I enjoyed your post very much. Growing up in England the only thing I knew about the American Native Indian was what I saw in movies and that view was most often very biased. It was a great pleasure for me to visit places where I found out about their culture, and I still do whenever I can. Thank you for the links.

Denise είπε...

Hi Antigoni, I thought you might be interested in this link. It is for Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian in Washington DC.

http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Old Wom Tigley είπε...

Interesting post.. and as soon as I get the time I will be following the links..

Mine's Here

Powell River Books είπε...

Sounds like a great trip. I've only been to Florida once but didn't get outside of the big cities. I invite you to come by and taste some of my homemade ice cream. - Margy

Catherine είπε...

Thanks to remind us, Antigoni!
I've read some books a long time ago about various tribes. Their History was so interesting. I imagine that visiting museums was more "living". Especially for children.
I'll read the links, when I 'll have finished commenting on Sky Watch!

Alan είπε...

Late seeing this but had to comment since I live so close to St. Augustine and also consider it one of my favorite places to visit. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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