Seminole Strategy, 1812–1858

Samuel Watson

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:
Seminole Strategy, 1812–1858

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This chapter examines the extent, if any, a Seminole strategy existed to check aggressive white advance into the Gulf Coast region from the period 1812 to 1858. The Florida Indians conducted a lengthy and valiant resistance in an effort to remain on their lands, and several reasons are attributed for their stout defiance. This chapter also identifies a number of factors, most beyond the control of the Seminole, which eventually sealed their demise.

Keywords: war strategy; Gulf Coast; Florida Indians; American expansion; U.S.-Seminole relations; resistance

Chapter.  11134 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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