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Join Florida Historian, Randy Jaye in the Root Family Auditorium to learn about the astounding history of the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) and the United States government’s fierce aggression against indigenous people. This presentation begins with the story of how the Seminoles (groups of indigenous people from various tribes including the Alabamas, Choctaw, Creek, Yamasees, and Yuchis moved into colonial Florida in the 18th century and became known as the Seminoles). After the United States gained possession of Florida in 1821 White European settlers pressured the government to move the Seminoles into a reservation in the middle of the territory. Several years later, in 1830, the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson, which legally allowed the U.S. government to forcefully remove the Seminoles from Florida. Learn about the important history of these unconquered people known as the Seminoles.
Free for members or with paid museum admission.