Tampa Bay History Center

Features exhibits and artifacts relating to the first peoples who inhabited the Tampa Bay area. Includes the following Native American-themed exhibits:

  • Winds of Change Theater profiles the first European contacts in Florida beginning with Panfilo Narváez’s landing near Tampa Bay in 1528.
  • Florida’s First People features Tocobaga and Calusa artifacts, including tools, weapons and pottery, as well as original artwork by artist Theodore Morris.
  • European Exploration details the arrival of Spanish and French explorers who landed in Florida at the beginning the 16th century.

Back to Map of Florida Indian Sites

Internal Links:
Lost Worlds: Florida

Ancient Civilizations of Florida

External Links:

Le Moyne’s Florida Indians @ TheNewWorld.us

Tampa Bay History Center


Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.

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