Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
FLOR 500 Gardens
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   


View all (152) posts »

GARDEN 428: Corey Osceola

Posted By Laura A. Kosanke, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This garden is planted in dedication to Corey Osceola at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St, Miami, Fl 33155 Corey Osceola was a very important person in regards to Seminole Indian rights. He was a member of the Wildcat clan and was a natural leader and helped many different people. He vowed to protect his people from government relocating them, and lived in the woods near Naples, operating an Indian trading post on US42. He interpreted for Mikasuki speakers who could not speak English and he helped fellow Seminoles start businesses. During the 1920’s he was a spokesperson for Seminole Indian rights and fought for better medical care, living conditions, and liberty for the Florida Indians. I read that the people that knew him, thought of him as a great person that loved his land and the people. Later in life, during the 1930’s and 40’s, he was on many postcards and was also in a movie in 1958, Winds Across the Everglades. I choose to plant this garden of Indian Blanket and Gaillardia flowers in dedication to Cory Osceola in Tropical Park on Bird Road in Miami, Florida. I used a couple other orange flowers that I had to mark the spot while the gaillardia flowers grow. I choose this location to plant a garden in his dedication because the Seminole and Mikasuki Indian tribes that he helped were here in South Florida during his lifetime and also now. He played a major role in many peoples’ lives and helped them succeed in life. He was also in a movie that was set in the Everglades here in South Florida.

 Attached Thumbnails:

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


 Reclamation Project

 NYFA sponsored-artist participatory eco-art projects


Native Flags   






 ©2008-2014 Xavier Cortada. All text content, videos, and images are the property of Xavier Cortada.

Any reproductions, revisions or modifications of this website without expressed consent of Xavier Cortada is prohibited by law.