By Frederick Drimmer
Remarkable eyewitness bills of Indian captivity via those who lived to inform the tale. Fifteen actual adventures recount ache and torture, bloody massacres, relentless ambitions, superb escapes, and adoption into Indian tribes. interesting historic checklist and revealing photo of Indian tradition and frontier existence. creation. Notes.
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The United States likely underestimated the number of American Indians who remained in Florida. Nevertheless, the Seminole and the United States came to an agreement that the Seminole would maintain control of the southern portion of the territory. THE THIRD SEMINOLE WAR The peace that followed the Second Seminole War was relatively short-lived. Almost immediately after the war, the line that technically separated American Indians from white Floridians was routinely violated. Trade returned to the area, and sporadic violence typically followed these exchanges.
Instead, the migrants to Florida began to associate solely with other migrants to Florida. They married one another, celebrated ceremonies together, and traded with one another. As much as they continued to cherish the autonomy of villages and resist centralization, they had become a new people: the Seminole. indd 36 9/14/10 10:40 AM 3 The Seminole Wars I n the first half of the nineteenth century, the Florida Seminole fought three wars with the United States. The United States waged these wars in an attempt to remove the Native Americans from Florida and otherwise end the various threats that they posed to the development of the territory and the slaveholding South as a whole.
In the following paragraphs, Bartram describes the earliest Seminole (whom he called Siminoles) and the environment in which they lived. Bartram describes to his readers how Florida’s bounty sustained the newcomers in Florida. This is a romantic view of the Seminole and the world in which they lived. Bartram, for example, simplistically proclaims that the American Indians in Florida are an “undisturbed” part of nature, rather than recent migrants to the region. The Siminoles [sic] are but a weak people with respect to numbers.
Captured By The Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870 by Frederick Drimmer