The Tribal Historic Preservation Office of The Seminole Tribe of Florida recently published a detailed history of Egmont Key and The Seminole: https://www.semtribe.com/stof/docs/default-source/default-document-library/egmont-key---a-seminole-story.pdf
"Since European contact, Egmont Key has played a role in nearly every major U.S. historical period. In the 1800s, the U.S. Army used Egmont Key to imprison Seminole captives, and historians have described conditions on the island as a concentration camp. Over the last decade, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has launched a robust investigation into this period of Seminole removal to piece together and better understand this little-known chapter. But the window to document that history is quickly closing." - From, ISLAND IMPERMANENT Part I: Erosion and Erasure on Egmont Key: https://themarjorie.org/2022/10/03/erosion-and-erasure-on-egmont-key/
Egmont Key NWR is disappearing at a rapid rate due to erosion from storm related high tides, high wind events, boat wakes, and sea level rise. If no steps are taken to prevent erosion, this important island will disappear into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico forever. Help us Save Egmont Key!