I understand that Florida's indigenous peoples usually avoided settling in areas that Hurricanes often devastate. Like near the lower coastal areas. But I didn't recall this until I saw a computer heat map model of the forecasted winds on TV. The heat maps showed the highest wind speeds along the coasts. Not inland.
Orlando must be one of the places they rode out the storms. In addition to flooding, this was to avoid the winds. Today the FEMA Flood Maps show where to avoid high water. A reasonably accurate map of original Seminole settlements 'could' serve as a dangerous wind map - even today.
BTW: In some of the recent Irma footage I saw a Chickee palm-thatched roof that was unscathed while wood frame structures next to it were ripped apart. So far I can't stop ruminating that.