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FLAIM Resolution on Grave Protection

Alaqua Bayou
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 4 2000
Location of site: Pensacola
Status: FLAIM is monitoring.
"Appears burials will not be impacted by road construction."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Bartow
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 19 1997
Location of site: Bartow
Status: Open.
"Working to repatriate skulls kept by Polk CO Chamber of Commerce".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Bayview
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 15 1999
Location of site: Clearwater
Status: FLAIM is investigating.
"Kitchen mound near burials--burials appear safe."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Brickell Park
Location of site: Miami
Update: 17 July 2001

Boca Grande
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 13 2001
Location of site: Charlotte
Status: FLAIM is investigating.
"Skulls found, date not yet determined."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Brickell
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 1 1998
Location of site: Miami
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring Miami Circle and disposition of same."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Buck Island
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 10 1993
Location of site: Tampa
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Sites pot hunted".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Cannon Ranch
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 5 2001
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Appears to be a shell moound being dug for development".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Cape Canaveral
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 12 1995
Location of site: Cape Canaveral
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Pot hunted 3x requesting more from United States Park Service."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Casperson Beach
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 16 1997
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring pot-hunted site".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Crane Creek
Posted: 20 Jan 2003
Status: Being investigated

Cedar Grove
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 25 2001
Location of site: Ruskin
Status: FLAIM monitoring
"Monitoring allegations of development plans."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Gainesville
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: Gainesville
Location of site: Gainesville
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Allegations of pot hunting." The mound is monitored.
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Hogtown Prarie
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 3 1994
Location of site: Gainesville
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Pot hunted site monitored".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Innerarity
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: June 30 1998
Location of site: Pensacola
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring allegations of development plans".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Jax NAS (Jacksonville Naval Air Station)
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April25 1996
Location of site: Jacksonville
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring since digs turned up artifacts".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Hidden Lake
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 26 2000
Location of site: NPR
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Complaint filed for pot hunting."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Little Salt Spring
Little Salt Spring, North Port, FL. Little Salt Spring is an active status site where archaeologists from the University of Miami are excavating.
Case opened: October 11 1993
See link for details.

Micanopy
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 12 1999
Location of site: Gainesville
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
Site is being monitored; "unable to determine development impact on site".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Mound Key
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 6 1998
Location of site: Fort Myers
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring allegations of development plans".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Parker
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 3 1993
Location of site: Franklin Co.
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Sites pot hunted".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Pine Island

Pompano Beach

Reedy
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 14 1993
Location of site: Hudson
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring...repatriations have been forced".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Saint George
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 5 2001
Location of site: St. Augustine
Status: Monitoring
"Needs to be determined if the site is cemetery or kitchen midden."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Sea & Indian
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: March 28 1995
Location of site: Pensacola
Status: Open.
"Remains removed--location unknown".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Seminole Rest
Already protected by the National Park Service, the struggle has been to protect the Seminole Rest burial mounds from being developed into a tourist attraction.
Case opened: September 30 1998
"Appears burials will not be impacted by development."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Shell Creek
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 14 1995
Location of site: Ft. Myers
Status: FLAIM is monitoring.
"Pot hunted site threatened by development; no activity."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Snake Creek Indian Cemetery
Snake Creek Indian Cemetery, Dade County, Florida. The school board is considering converting the property into a parking lot for its school buses.
Case opened: April 20 2001
Status: FLAIM is monitoring.
UPDATE: 2001 15 May at link.

Snake Warrior
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 6 1992
Location of site: Perry
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Sites pot hunted; monitoring."
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Snipe Island
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 10 1993
Location of site: Perry
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Site pot hunted; monitoring".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Spring Warror
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 6 1992
Location of site: Perry
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Site pot hunted; monitoring".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Stouffer
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 7 1999
Location of site: Tarpon Springs
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Monitoring test to see if remains in area of Superfund Cleanup".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001

Titusville
Titusville, FL. The American Indian Movement of Florida (Florida AIM) has demanded the Brevard County Sheriffs Office insure the protection of a heavily looted and imperiled Indigenous cemetery in north Brevard County known as Indian Station.
21 April 2003
See link for details.

Warm Mineral Springs
Warm Mineral Springs, North Port, FL. The city of North Port, Florida has annexed a known burial site, and may attempt development at some point.
Case opened: August 30 1993
See link for details.

Yates
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 3 1993
Location of site: Franklin Co.
Status: FLAIM monitoring.
"Sites pot hunted".
Update: Information current as of June 1 2001



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