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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

On this date in 1981, the 5th Circuit Court ruled in Seminole Tribe versus Butterworth that tribes have rights to create gambling enterprises on their land, which allowed the Seminole tribe to open the first tribally owned high stakes gambling enterprise on their reservation,

  • She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by J.G. Annino (Author), Lisa Desimini (Illustrator). She Sang Promise is the compelling and inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, one of modern America’s first female elected tribal leader Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people―ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader. Lisa Desimini’s stunning folk-style artwork brings this gripping tale and the lush Everglades setting to life. The book has been vetted by the Seminole Indian Museum.