Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation facts for kids
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. 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. 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.
The other five Seminole Tribe of Florida reservations are:
- Big Cypress Reservation, the largest territory, including 81.972 sq mi (212.306 km²), in Broward and Hendry Counties
- Hollywood Reservation (formerly called the Dania Reservation), 497 acres (2.01 km2) acres, Broward County
- Immokalee Reservation, Collier County
- Fort Pierce Reservation, a 50 acres (0.20 km2) site in St. Lucie County, taken into trust for the tribe in 1995 by the United States Department of the Interior
- Tampa Reservation, located in Hillsborough County
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