Thursday, November 27, 2008


This Day in the History of Two Cultures Failing to Co-exist Peacefully

On this day in 1817, U.S. soldiers attacked a Florida Indian village, beginning the Seminole Wars, which lasted hot and cold for 41 years. There were three hot parts, the second of which lasted 7 years. Part of the problem for the Seminoles was that they had been accepting runaway slaves into the tribe for decades and faced 'theft' charges if they surrendered. So they fought on, sometimes very well, until overwhelmed, defeated and many were removed from Florida.


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