The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter X Summary & Analysis

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Chapter X Summary and Analysis

Zachary Taylor was in charge of Florida and the government's Indian policy. Since he allowed the Blacks to go west with the Indians and prevented them from being hunted in the war zone, four hundred of the Indians agreed to move west. The Mikosukis, Calusas and others refused to move. In 1838, the whites began to move back into the settlements.

Indian Key and Key Biscayne were the two most important settlements along the coast. A lighthouse was built at Key Biscayne in 1827. A base was established near them in 1838 and Dr. Henry Perrine received a twenty-four thousand acre grant to develop tropical plants.

The Indians, who thought the new policy would allow them to remain in Florida, found they had been lied to. They attacked the army settlement at Charlotte Harbor and the hostilities began again. When Taylor retired...

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