have territory and reservations in Florida and Oklahoma.
The Seminoles moved to Florida and Oklahoma
around 1708 when the white men drove them out of their
homes and took their land. The Seminoles adjusted well to
life in Florida.
In the late 1700?s and early 1800?s Florida was a
territory of Spain, that made the Seminoles Spanish
treated their slaves with respect. In the early 1800?s
General Andrew Jackson attacked the few Seminole
villages left in Georgia and forced most of the Indians to
flee to their relatives in Florida. Among them were a
First Seminole War.
Florida was sold to the United States by Spain in
1819. In 1823 the Seminoles signed a treaty giving up most
Seminoles to move to the Indian Territory, which is now
known as Oklahoma. Most of the Seminoles wouldn?t go.
This started the Second Seminole War. During the Second
Seminole War many of the Seminoles gave up and went to
Oklahoma. The ones that didn?t had to hide deep in the
Everglades where the white men couldn?t find them.
Osceola was taken prisoner by the United States
government. He died in prison.
The Florida Seminoles never signed a formal peace
treaty with the United States. The Seminole Indians are
still living in reservations in Florida and Oklahoma, The
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., has its headquarters in
United States of America for over fifteen thousand years.
They have been through many wars and have had many
tragedies along the way. The Seminoles always were a
strong tribe and continue to be a strong tribe.