A Brief History of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts (Native American Studies v. 7)
By: Thomas A. Britten (author)Hardback
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This volume provides an examination of the Black Seminoles: their history in Florida, the Indian Territory, Mexico and Texas, and their important contribution to the pacification of the Rio Grande frontier. The study places them against the backdrops of African slavery, Indian wars and frontier violence, and, using a host of archival and secondary sources, provides an up-to-date synthesis of these largely unknown people. In addition, the book provides new information, particularly about the scouts' activities in the Big Bend. Working closely with historians employed at the Ft. Clark Historical Society, Britten retraced the scouts' steps along the Rio Grande frontier. It is a major resource for those in frontier-western history, military history and the complex interaction of minority peoples in the west.
The genesis of the "Black-Seminole" alliance; the Black-Seminole alliance during the Seminole wars; the Seminole trail of tears and flight to Mexico; invitation to Texas and the formation of the "Seminole-Negro Indian scouts"; the dismissal of the Seminole-Negro Indian scouts.
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