Ep. 0071: The Calusa Indians
The Calusa were a fascinating Native American people who populated the southwestern coast of Florida. Despite having no real agriculture, they developed a dense, sedentary, complex society, with all the good & bad that entails.
Join Prof CJ as he discusses:
- The origins of the Calusa
- Their physical description
- Their society, hierarchy, and religion
- The relationship of the Calusa to their environment, a highly productive estuary which they used to efficiently procure nourishment and materiel
- The fate of the Calusa
- Prof CJ’s thoughts on lessons we might learn from them
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