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Native American Peoples explores the cultures of some of the earliest residents of North America. With direct, lively text covering each Native group's past and present, these books include each tribe's own origin stories and descriptions of its traditional way of life, its relationships with other tribes and with European settlers and explorers, its history through modern times, and life today, including the arts. In addition to the easy-to-understand text and vibrant historical and contemporary images, such helpful features as a time line, glossary, and suggested activities illuminate the cultures of the original Americans and their lives today.
A discussion of the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Seminole Indians.
Editors Note 1
The Seminoles' historic homelands include present-day Georgia and Alabama. Today, Seminoles live on reservations in Florida or in the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma. Once farmers and ranchers, the Seminoles were pushed from their fertile lands by settlers aided by the U.S. Army. They became adept at supporting themselves in the swamps of the Florida Everglades. When the army tried to drive them from even these lands, the Seminoles went to war -- the costliest Indian war in U.S. history. In Florida and Oklahoma today, the Seminoles are passing on their vibrant culture through education, the arts, and self-government. Besides exploring the Seminoles' past, this book explains the Seminoles' efforts to maintain their tribal sovereignty and to determine their own future. Book jacket.