The Florida Seminole are widely known as the only unconquered tribe in the United States. They began as an offshoot of Creek and other Indians who survived the diseases and warfare that took so many lives in the 16th century. In later years, they fought three wars with the United States and then faced a series of other crises. They saw their homelands taken from them and were forced to migrate hundreds of miles south to the Everglades.
After decades of struggling to survive and efforts at assimilation taking a toll the path to success, the Seminole have recently undergone a dramatic transformation. The tribe now runs a billion dollar business and leads the national fight for tribal sovereignty and gaming rights. The rise of the politically and economically savvy Seminole has coincided with a renaissance in Seminole culture. The Seminole explores this unique transformation.
Foreword by Paul C. Rosier 1 An Unconquered People 2 Origins of the Seminole 3 The Seminole Wars 4 Removals and Relocations 5 Adjusting to New Homes 6 The Crises of the Early Twentieth Century 7 The Era of Recognition 8 The Modern Transformation Chronology and Timeline Glossary Bibliography Further Resources Picture Credits Index About the Contributors