WAR WITH THE SEMINOLES, 1835-1843: The Florida Indians Fight For Their Freedom and Homeland by Kenneth M. Jones

WAR WITH THE SEMINOLES, 1835-1843: The Florida Indians Fight For Their Freedom and Homeland

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jones offers a factually precise, economical recapitulation of the Seminole Wars, focusing on an examination of the various treaties and their violation by the United States government, a dignified, sympathetic portrait of the great war leader Osceola, and a concise wrap-up summarizing the ""significance of the war"" and the status of Florida's remaining Seminoles. This spare account doesn't really compete with Meltzer's Hunted Like a Wolf (KR, 1972) which incorporated more dramatically integrated source material on the Seminole's origins and adoption of escaped slaves and on the role of the U.S. Congress in pushing for their defeat. But the clear style and organization does promise easy access.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1975
Page count: 86pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts