Nikon D90 35mm Nikkor DX Lens
Fort Myers Museum of History, Ft Myers, FL
The Calusa were a Native American people who lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Florida’s southwest coast. Calusa society developed from that of archaic peoples of the Everglades region; at the time of European contact, the Calusa were the people of the Caloosahatchee culture. They were notable for having developed a complex culture based on estuarine fisheries rather than agriculture. This type pf mask was probably worn by one the riest memebers of the tribe.