This story contains a video on the modern Gladesman and an interactive timeline tracing Glades Culture from the 1800s to today.
Everglades National Park is phasing out the use of private airboats on land it began acquiring almost 30 years ago.
There are those who have been riding their vessels through this area long before it became part of the park.
They’re called Gladesmen. They’re the modern version of 19th-century settlers who made their living out there.
They say ending this tradition will erase part of their culture.