Chapter

Forgotten Struggle

Brian Rucker

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035253.003.0010
Forgotten Struggle

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This chapter shows how violence between white Americans and the Creek persisted in Florida well into the 1850s. A number of Creek remained in the Florida panhandle, roaming the countryside, committing depredations, attempting to escape detection; other Creek fled deeper into Florida and joined the Seminole cause. From the American perspective, then, a little-known Second Creek War coincided with the more publicized Second Seminole War, both occurring in Florida from the 1830s into the 1850s. From the Indian perspective, native resistance to U.S. expansion had long characterized life in the Gulf South region—a story of unremitting conflict that began in the late eighteenth century and continued well into the nineteenth.

Keywords: Second Creek War; West Florida; Gulf South; U.S. expansion; Coacoochee; U.S.-Seminole relations

Chapter.  10276 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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