Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

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Seminole Casino in Brighton

Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, located in northeast Glades County near the northwest shore of Lake Okeechobee. It is one of six reservations held in trust by the federal government for this tribe. The reservation has a land area of approximately 146 Square kilometers or 36,000 acres. [1] and a 2000 census resident population of 566 persons.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida operates the Brighton Seminole Casino here, a 27,000-square-foot casino with 375-slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, and high-stake bingo seats, with full service restaurant and lounge.[2] The reservation also is used for part of the tribe's cattle operations, the 12th-largest in the country.


Some residents of the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation speak the Muscogee language, rather than the Mikasuki language spoken by other Seminoles as well as the Miccosukee tribe.[3]


The other five Seminole Tribe of Florida reservations are:


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Seminole Gaming", The Seminole Tribe of Florida Official Website
  3. ^ Mahon, pp. 201–202.
  4. ^ a b Pritzker 392
  5. ^ Daniel Chang, "Seminole Tribe to Close Park Near Hollywood", Miami Herald, 14 September 2012


  • Mahon, John K.; Brent R. Weisman (1996). "Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Peoples". In Gannon, Michael (Ed.). The New History of Florida, pp. 183–206. University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1415-8.
  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.

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Coordinates: 27°04′46″N 81°04′11″W / 27.07944°N 81.06972°W / 27.07944; -81.06972