Seminole Wars Heritage Trail
For over four decades the Seminole people fought for the right to remain in their Florida homeland. Many factors led to tensions between white Americans and Seminole Indians. It was a fight for freedom, identity and dignity played out over a wild landscape that shaped the future for both sides.
These wars were significant events, not just for Florida, but for the nation as a whole. According to historians, there were three Seminole Wars, (1817-1818), (1835-1842), and (1855-1858). For the Seminole People, it was a continual 40-year struggle to remain in their ancestral homeland.
The 56-page Florida Seminole Wars Heritage Trail guidebook includes a background essay on the history of the Seminole Wars in Florida, a timeline of events, sidebars on related Florida topics, issues and individuals of the period, and a selected bibliography. It also includes information on battlefields, cemeteries, museum exhibits, monuments, historical markers, and other sites in Florida with direct links to the Seminole Wars. This publication is an educational resource for residents and visitors that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the Florida places, people, and events that played a role in this momentous struggle.
The Florida Seminole Wars Heritage Trail publication was produced by the Seminole Wars Foundation, Inc., with historic preservation grant support provided by the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. For more information about the Seminole Wars Foundation, visit seminolewars.org
Published by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.
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