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15. Solved Mysteries: Where are the Mocamas Now?

“Unsolved Mysteries” National Park Service Display

Today, a number of Indigenous nations claim the Mocamas (Creeks) as ancestors including the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Muscogee Nation (Oklahoma). Although scholars are still piecing together the history of the Mocamas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, primary source evidence proves that Mocamas joined the Creeks in the early eighteenth century. Mocamas also joined the people who would later become known as the Seminoles.

Mocamas survived the many waves of Spanish, British, and American colonization that followed 1564-65. They did so especially by moving out of Northeast Florida to join their Indigenous kin, friends, and allies in other parts of Florida and the Native South.

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Inside the Replica Fort A photo of the inside of the Fort Caroline National Memorial replica fort. Source: Center for Instructional and Research Technology (CIRT), University of North Florida Creator: Michael Boyles Date: 2023
Unsolved Mysteries National Park Service Display A still image of the "Unsolved Mysteries" National Park Service wayside display located inside of the Fort Caroline National Memorial. Source: National Park Service Creator: The National Park Service at the Fort Caroline National Memorial
Indigenous Fort Caroline Tour Map A map displaying the physical locations associated with each tour spot. You are now at Spot 15 in front of the “Unsolved Mysteries” National Park Service display located inside of the Fort Caroline replica. Our path takes you from the Main Parking Lot, past the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center, overlooking the river, along the Fort Caroline Memorial Trail, to the actual replica of Fort Caroline. Source: Center for Instructional and Research Technology (CIRT), University of North Florida, and the National Park Service Creator: Michael Boyles and the National Park Service at the Fort Caroline National Memorial Date: 2023

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Indigenous Florida, “15. Solved Mysteries: Where are the Mocamas Now?,” Indigenous Florida, accessed April 20, 2024, https://indigenousflorida.domains.unf.edu/items/show/48.