🗃 April 16-18 1818 Battle of Suwannee River ( New Afrikan /Gullah/Seminoles Attacked) - Haki Kweli Shakur (Full Video on FB)
The Suwannee engagement was the largest and most decisive battle of the war, and the principal fighters were black. Despite the prominence of the black warriors, however, politicians and historians united in writing them out of the record books, classifying the First Seminole War as an Indian conflict. Jackson's enemies, most notably Henry Clay, sharply criticized the general's treatment of the Indians, but legislators did not protest the devastation wrought upon the blacks, if they were even aware of it. And yet Jackson's primary goal in Florida appears to have been the destruction of the black settlements on the Suwannee. The Hero himself did not shy away from describing the danger of the African rebels, as in this 1817 letter to the Pensacola governor:
Negroes who have fled from their masters, citizens of the United States … and the Seminole Indians … all uniting, have raised the tomahawk, and, in the character of savage warfare, have neither regarded sex nor age. Helpless women have been massacred, and the cradle crimsoned with the blood of innocence.
New Afrikan/Black Seminoles & Native Seminoles Defeated at battle of Suwanee April 16-18 1818, there were many other Black leaders of the Seminole tribe. It would take at least two more major wars of resistance before the Seminoles and their Black allies lost possession of those lands.
In the spring 1818, during the final stages of the First Seminole War (1816–18), General Andrew Jackson led 1,500 soldiers and 1,800 allied Creek in a two-pronged campaign to end Seminole resistance in north-central Florida
Black Seminoles: the former slaves at Fort Mose went to Cuba with the Spanish when they left Florida in 1763, others lived with or near various bands of Indians. Slaves continued to escape from the Carolinas and Georgia and make their way to Florida. #GullahWars #SuwanneeRiver #BattleofSuwannee #newafrikan77wordpress #blackseminoles #runawayslaves #seedofgabrielprosser #Florida #SeminoleNation #AndrewJackson #SeminoleWars #Afrikans #Indians #NewAfrikanNation #WeFaughtBack