Art and Tradition at the Elliott Museum

The Stuart museum’s latest exhibition, "Seminole People of Florida—Survival and Success," will be on view through October 4

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Alligator Wrestling
Alligator Wrestling

Discover the remarkable history of the Seminole Indians’ endurance, survival, and adaptation through the Elliott Museum’s latest exhibition, “Seminole People of Florida—Survival and Success.” Part of the Museum of Florida History’s traveling exhibits, the show focuses on the Seminole culture during the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is on view through October 4. 

Man in Canoe (1915)
Man in Canoe (1915)

Check out artifacts from the nonprofit Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, including various items from the Battles of the Loxahatchee, which took place in what is now Jupiter. “Of special interest is the Seminole clothing as well as some items used by Hugh Willoughby in 1897 as he traversed the Everglades as the first white man with the aid of Seminole guides,” says curator Linda Geary. The museum’s own Seminole artifacts will also be on display, including a dugout canoe and artwork by James Hutchinson, who, in 1966 received a grant to produce 50 paintings depicting the Seminoles during the six years he spent living with one of the tribes. 

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