William S. Belko

in America's Hundred Years' War

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035253
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039121 | DOI:

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This chapter provides historical development of U.S. relations with the Seminole and the role of the Seminole leader Coacoochee. U.S. relations with the Seminole have too long been viewed through the lens of an ethnocentric American history. The chapters within this book reassess the traditional periods provided for U.S.-Seminole relations, and, in this process, advocate a new approach to how scholars look at the relationship between American expansion and the adverse effects of such expansion on the Seminole people. Each chapter, in its own way, lends support to the contention that the conflict between the young United States and the Seminole people transpired over a period of nearly a century, commencing in the decade prior to the American Revolution and ending in the decade before the U.S. Civil War.

Keywords: Coacoochee; Seminole; Civil War; U.S.-Seminole relations; ethnocentrism; American Revolution

Chapter.  11215 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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