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Author by : Kevin Mulroy Languange Used : en Release Date : 2016-01-18 Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press ISBN : 9780806155883 File Size : 42,6 Mb Total Download : 632
Popularly known as “Black Seminoles,” descendants of the Seminole freedmen of Indian Territory are a unique American cultural group. Now Kevin Mulroy examines the long history of these people to show that this label denies them their rightful distinctiveness. To correct misconceptions of the historical relationship between Africans and Seminole Indians, he traces the emergence of Seminole-black identity and community from their eighteenth-century Florida origins to the present day. Arguing that the Seminole freedmen are neither Seminoles, Africans, nor “black Indians,” Mulroy proposes
Author by : Daniel F. Littlefield Languange Used : en Release Date : 1977 Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi ISBN : 1578063604 File Size : 54,8 Mb Total Download : 601
Because Seminoles held slaves in a confusing system that was markedly dissimilar to white society's, the federal government was challenged to identify which blacks in Florida were free and which were not. As claims by slave owners and slave hunters fell into conflict, the Seminoles' more relaxed form of enslavement threatened the overall institution. This discord was intensified by the Second Seminole War, in which slaves united with Seminoles to fight against the United States. In exchange for capitulation America proffered the coalition unfettered freedom in Indian Territory. In Florida the