Later, as tensions increased, the army officers had few kind words for Sam Jones, whom they considered a hardheaded and obstructive #Mikasuki. Indeed, his dauntless fortitude helped to keep up the Seminoles' fighting spirit and determination never to surrender.
#NeverSurrender 💛🐼💗 #NeverGiveUp
Unlike other Indian leaders, Sam Jones always refused to meet with the white men to discuss peace. His plan was simple: if the white man would go away and leave the Indians alone, there would be no war.
Enraged when he heard that Lt. Col. William S. Harney had hung five #Indians and strung up the dead body of his friend #Chekika, the #CalusaChief #SamJones ordered white captives burned alive by igniting resinous pine splinters stuck into their bodies. Although harsh, this form of execution did stop such army hangings.
The old #Indian shaman (( #MedicineMan )) became known to the U.S. Army as #SamJonesBeDamned, the " #GreatRascal" of the #SeminoleWar. " =^.^= - #Calusa people are known for their #OutOfTheBox thinking and were great Inventors.... I bet my #Relative #ChiefAripeka sure enough earned this title! & I'm still givin' 'em all I got - keepin the #FamilyTradition alive =^.~= 💛🐼💗