Several members of the Miccosukee Tribe are reporting that former chairman Buffalo Tiger has died. He was 94. He died at his home in Kendall due to natural causes, according to his family.
Tiger was one of the founders of the Miccosukee Tribe -- whose members organized separately from the Seminole Tribe and were recognized by the U.S. government as a sovereign nation in 1962. Tiger served as chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe from 1962 to 1985.