The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapters VII and IX Summary & Analysis

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Chapters VII and IX Summary and Analysis

The Seminoles were the Indians of northern Florida. The Creeks lived along the mountains between the Gulf and the Atlantic. They were known as the Upper and Lower Creeks depending on how close to the mountains they were. The Mikasukis moved into Florida around 1750. The Talasis tribe settled in the area around Tallahassee. There were also some other smaller tribes in Florida. When the tribes moved further south, they adopted the habits of the Calusas.

The Mikasukis and the Seminoles did not get along and they didn't have much to do with the escaped slaves. The Indian and Black culture blended in many ways. The Blacks had much more to lose than the Indians which made them harder workers and fiercer fighters. Both groups had been given freedom and citizenship by Spanish Florida causing problems...

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