Shadows and Reflections: Florida’s Lost People

© 1998 by Florida Anthropological Society and the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. Produced by Chaos Productions. Length: 28 min

Before Spanish explorers arrived 500 years ago, Florida was home to a variety of sophisticated and colorful native societies, including diverse groups such as the Calusa, Apalachee, Timucua, and Tequesta. In this film, artist Ted Morris follows his quest to recreate on canvas the lives and spirits of these vanished people. Archaeological evidence from the land and from below the clear waters combines with facial reconstructions and early historical accounts to paint a fascinating picture of people in tune with the subtropical environment.