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The Key Marco Cat is a 6-inch figure carved in native Florida buttonwood using shark teeth and shell scrapers. It depicts a mysterious half-human, half-panther figure – thought to be a spiritual icon of the Calusa tribe.

Since its discovery in1896, the Key Marco Cat has been the favorite local mascot of Marco Island.

Using unpublished photos of the artifact, Peter carved detailed replicas of the Cat and several Calusa Indian tribal masks, and other artifacts:

  • Casts made from molds of those carvings are hand-treated with a proprietary combination of paints and stains to reproduce the original finish

These full-sized replicas make unique and affordable gifts. Visit the Key Marco Cat Shop.

"Mask Maker" image at top of page used with the permission of Florida artist Theodore Morris. See more of his work at floridalosttribes.com.


The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States. It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian Tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States.

KEYMARCOCAT.COM complies with this Act making no representation or implication of being a Native American firm.  Our intent is to offer accurate replicas of Calusa Indian artifacts that were discovered in Florida in the nineteenth century.

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