Josie Billie was born on December 12th, 1887 He was a member
of the Florida Seminole people whom lived his entire life on the Big Cypress
Indian Reservation in Hendry County, Florida. Billie was the son of the first
Indian man to receive education in Florida, His father’s name was Connie Pajo.
Josie a Seminole medicine man and long public spokesman for the Florida
Seminoles became a Baptist minister and also a participant in the Florida Folk
Festival that was founded in 1953 which still exist today. I am dedicating this garden to this important
Floridian because he was great man. The location in which I choose was in front
of my house right by the mail box. The reason why I choose this area was
because everyone that walks by during their jog can admire the little garden
that I created. Not only those people but also the mailman can see it, people
whom park their cars on the sidewalk. I just felt like it was the right place.
People would not expect for something to be dedicated to someone on their mail
box. This would cause people’s attention to stop and maybe learn something new.
I really enjoyed doing this project and being able to share it with the people
that live around me and teaching them about an important Floridian.