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n. pl. Calusa or Ca·lu·sas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southwest coast of Florida from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys. The Calusa were extinct by the mid-1700s.
2. The extinct language of the Calusa, of unknown linguistic affiliation.

[Calusa, fierce people (sense uncertain); perhaps akin to Choctaw kallo, strong.]
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The meeting will be held at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club, 9854 Caloosa Yacht and Racquet Club Drive, Fort Myers from 11:30 a.
And before that it was prime hunting and fishing grounds for the Caloosa tribe, as evidenced by the heaped shell middens that give the property its high elevation.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Richards name to the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, PO Box 2337, LaBelle, FL 33935
Over the course of 2007, the resort plans include the addition of a recreation island, a Caloosa Indian mound interpretive center and a Golden Door Spa.
The most interesting site he encountered on his cross-country trip was on a roadside: a 25-foot-tall steel-framed fiberglass blue whale next to a little pond in Caloosa, Okla.
Which is probably why the native Caloosa Indians called it Kissimmee in the first place - it means Heaven's Place.
Today, FCB operates 11 branches in Immokalee, Lehigh Acres, Labelle, Valencia, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, South Cape Coral, Golden Gate, North Cape Coral, and Caloosa Shores.
Cusson) MacMaster, 93, of Auburn and North Fort Myers, FL, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in Caloosa Park Nursing Home in Fort Myers, FL.
Dave Allan, eking out a solid niche as a northern jockey, moved on to the 40-winner mark for the year after completing a double for his boss, Tim Easterby, on Caloosa and Damelza.