As the united states is a nation made up of people from many nations, so the seminole is a tribe made up of indians from many tribes (garbarino 13) the seminole are the indigenous people living in southeastern america they lived in what is now georgia, alabama, north carolina, south carolina, tennessee, and. More arrived in the second half of the 18th century, as the lower creeks, part of the muscogee people, began to migrate from several of their towns into florida to evade the (the muskogean language group includes choctaw and chickasaw , associated with two other major southeastern tribes. As soon as the united states acquired florida, it began urging the indians there to leave their lands and relocate along with other southeastern tribes to indian territory, present-day oklahoma some seminole leaders signed a treaty in 1832 , and part of the tribe moved but other seminoles refused to recognize the treaty. The seminole tribe of florida disputes an npr account there is ample evidence that the seminole people of today are cultural descendants of native americans who were living in the southeastern united states at least that long ago by the time the spaniards discovered florida (1513), this large. Contrary to popular belief, seminole indians were not a single tribe that originated and lived their lives only in the florida everglades may 28, 1830 proved one of the most shameful days in united states history as the indian removal act was passed by congress to forcibly move all “five civilized tribes” to arkansas and.
History the seminole tribe was formed out of people from several other tribes in the 1700s the main people were the southern creek who left georgia to find safer lands people from other they captured runaway slaves living in north florida and ended up taking much of east florida under control for the united states. This migration was part of the united states' general policy of indian removal, and it resulted from both a series of seminole wars and several questionable treaties with the federal government the seminole were originally part of the creek, a loose confederacy of ethnic groups and tribes in southern georgia, northern. Seminole: seminole, north american indian tribe of creek origin who speak a muskogean language one of the five civilized tribes, which also included the cherokee, chickasaw, creek, and choctaw, all of whom had been forcibly removed from the southeastern united states by the federal government in the 1830s.
The web site of the seminole tribe of florida (wwwsemtribecom) offered the following information on the history of the seminole indians: with the end of the american revolutionary war and the creation of the united states in 1784, white settlers moved steadily southward into the spanish and former english colonies. The seminole indians are a native american tribe from the southeast united states what is now the seminole tribe of florida can be traced back 10-12,000 years with a rich history of overcoming adversity, the seminoles of florida are known as the “unconquered people” because they were never. The english name seminole is probably derived from the creek word corrupted from the spanish cimarron, which indicates an animal that was once domesticated but was reverted to a feral state the creek indians applied the term to indians from a number of broken tribal units in the southeast that coalesced in what is.
Incorporated in 1969, united southeastern tribes operated first out of emory university in atlanta, georgia, and then moved to sarasota, florida tribe of indians of florida and seminole tribe of florida) was to build strength by working in unity with one another and to ensure that there was a strong voice for tribal nations. Origins of the florida seminoles florida seminoles originated from the indigenous peoples of the southeastern united states they migrated into northern and central florida beginning in the early 1700s seminoles shared cultural connections with the creek indians creeks and seminoles spoke various dialects of the.
The history of the seminole nation of oklahoma began when spain first occupied the peninsula known as florida semvlonä“” eventually morphed into “ semvnole” (pronounced sem-uh-no-lee by native speakers even today) and thus we have the term that would describe the various indian tribes in the state of florida. Florida's seminole indians faced yet another struggle when in the 1950's the united states congress passed legislation to terminate federal tribal programs with the palm beach area of south florida (located in the southeast, just north of miami and ft lauderdale) one of the original locations of seminole settlements,. Historical information history apalachee and timucua indians were the original inhabitants of north florida by about 1700, most had been killed by disease and raids by under osceola, jumper, and other leaders, the seminole waged a guerrilla war against the united states, retreating deep into the southern swamps.
In addition, we'll discuss the tribe's legacy of conflict with the united states government as well as the status of the tribe in the present history of the seminole tribe these lower creeks (southern), as well as smaller tribes, became refugees and fled to northern florida, forming what would become the seminole tribe. Series: native peoples, cultures, and places of the southeastern united states who are florida's seminole and miccosukee indians brent weisman explores seminole and miccosukee culture through information provided by archaeology, ethnography, historical documents, and the words of the indians themselves. Seminole indians the seminole indians, as a distinct group, are of fairly recent origin in the southeastern united states, almost every indian who was not a cherokee, choctaw, or chickasaw was considered a creek this classification consisted of a large number of tribes when the spanish and. Brent r weisman, the background and continued cultural and historical importance of the seminole wars in florida, 9 fiu l rev 391 recognized seminole tribe of florida and the miccosukee tribe of indians southeastern united states (smithsonian institution of press 1979) ( 1946) 37.