- Ha HaLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
The Miami are a Native American nation originally found in what is now Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio.
By the time the Spanish entrada arrived in 1513, the native inhabitants of Florida numbered roughly 250,000. Ponce de Leon was the first European to spot Miami while he was sailing into Biscayne Bay. Of “Chequescha,” the name previously used for that area, de Leon wrote of his sighting. It is not known whether de Leon actually went ashore and met the Tequesta tribe residing there.［略］
The Village of Miami was established on a portion of that abandoned plantation soon after the Second Seminole War ended. William English, the nephew to the original plantation owner Richard Fitzpatrick, began selling plots adding buildings to the plantation near the south bank of the Miami River. After selling many plots, English left his uncle’s plantation at the beginning of the 1850s to chase the dream of gold during the California Gold Rush.
At the outset of the Third Seminole War (1855-1858), the U.S. Army reestablished Fort Dallas on English’s plantation. Discouraged emigrants were reticent to settle in the Miami area even though this final Indian war was fought on a much smaller scale. So lackluster was its growth that by the beginning of the 1900s, the population of Miami was only 1,000 persons. The official founding of Miami occurred the same year that the first railroad train arrived in 1896. At that time, the town occupied both sides of the Miami River and the heart of its retail district resided on Avenue D, later known as Miami Avenue.
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