Tour of the Florida Territory during the Florida Seminole Wars, 1792-1859.

Since 1996--the most complete web page on the Florida Seminole Wars that you will find anywhere on the internet.

Photo from Kissimmee Slough Rendezvous at Big Cypress Reservation, February 1999
from "The Creative Source", Palm Bay, Florida.

 Note: All material on this web page is copywritten and I do not allow it to be reprinted elsewhere, except for educational, non-profit purposes.

 "Austere remembrance of the deed will hang
 Upon its delicate spirit like a cloud,
 And tinge its world of happy images
 With hues of horror."

"The Florida war consisted in the killing of Indians, because they refused to leave their native home -- to hunt them amid the forests and swamps, from which they frequently issued to attack the intruders. To go or not to go, that was the question."

"Many a brave man lost his life and now sleeps beneath the sod of Florida. And yet neither these nor the heroes who exposed themselves there to so many dangers and sufferings, could acquire any military glory in such a war."

(From "The Army and Navy of America," by Jacob K. Neff, Philadelphia, J.H. Pearsol and Co., 1845.)

Latest update:  8/14/07 -- New domain name for the webpage: www (dot) southernhistory (dot) us . Make sure it is dot US on the end, because there are other similar pages with dot com and dot org. Why not something like "Seminole History . US? Because I want to add more information on Georgia and Alabama Creeks. (People have requested.) So I needed a more generic name that can cover more areas.

I am not able to travel as much as I did 10-15 years ago.  Mostly due to higher gas prices, and the higher cost of everything like lodging or camping.  And changing jobs and earning less money that goes to pay higher bills, it is difficult for me to go anywhere these days.  So there are many sites that I list, but have not been able to visit yet.

There may be some broken links that will take time to fix. Let me know if there are problems, because I have hundreds of files associated with the web page.

On to the tour and information!

(c) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  Chris Kimball