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The Seminole Tribe of Florida can be traced back at least 12,000 years, Indian Resistance and Removal In the early days of its existence, the fledgling United States government carried out a policy of displacement and extermination against the American Indians in the eastern US, systematically removing them from the path of "white" settlement. Until 1821, Florida remained under the control of the government of Spain but the US Territories of Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana were its covetous next-door neighbors. It was clear that the US wanted the Spaniards out of Florida and was willing to consider any means, including warfare, to acquire the rich land.
Seminole Nation Official Homepage of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Seminole Tribe of Florida Official page
Seminoles of Florida History and culture