Seminole Indian Reservation, Cypress Swamp, Florida

Day 42

     On the Seminole Indian Reservation, Barbara pointed me out for the warriors (I guess for the alligator mishap).

Day 42 (2)

     It appears that for 40 years the US Government tried to move the Seminole Indians from Florida to Oklahoma. The Seminoles did not want to go, and there was War. The US classified them as three separate wars ( I could put the dates here, but do you really care?). The Seminoles considered it one long war. Finally, the US said, after spending 50 million dollars, and losing 2000 soldiers, that most of the Seminoles had been killed or moved to Oklahoma, and declared the 3rd Seminole War over. The Seminoles position is that there were 840 of them still living in the Everglades, where the US couldn’t find them, and since no peace treaty was signed, they won the war. Sounds logical to me.

     Time to mail our taxes and absentee ballots. In the Everglades, not much of a Postal system. They are only open 2 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon.

Day 42 (1)

Technical Stuff:

No cell phone reception. I guess they still use smoke signals.

6 thoughts on “Seminole Indian Reservation, Cypress Swamp, Florida

  1. Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama migrated to Florida in the 1700s; war was 1817-1858. For details call the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at 863-902-1113.

    1. Day x is the day from 2/20/2016, the day we left for our 5 year journey. The date published, is the date I got around to posting. I am retired, there is no rush on my part to do the posting.You seemed to be obsessed with this. Read the posts, don’t try to think too much about them, if you do, they probably won’t make sense. Got to go now, time for my nap.

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