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U.S. Soldier during #SeminoleWars

This 250-year old live oak has seen some pretty grim things #southerngothic #seminolewars

Hanging out at the Okeechobee Battlefield! #seminolewars #OkeechobeeBattlefield

The journal of Hosea Cushman, of Hebron, Maine and graduate of the Maine Medical School, who fought for the Louisiana Volunteers durning the Seminole War in 1836. This journal, commencing in Feb 1836, follows his service as assistant surgeon for the 4th US Infantry in Tampa Bay. Dr. Cushman eventually left Florida and returned to Maine, where he became engaged to Caroline Fox Jordan. Cushman died in 1839 at the age of 36, upon which his journal passed to his fiancé. Her nephew, Fritz Hugh Jordan later donated it to the Maine Historical Society. #medicalhistory #floridahistory #seminolewars #tampahistory #MHSBrownlibrary @mainehistory

Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service in the #SeminoleWars of 1835, personally leading nearly half of the entire Corps (two battalions) to war. A decade later, in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), the Marines made their famed assault on #ChapultepecPalace in Mexico City, which would be later celebrated by the phrase "#FromTheHallsofMontezuma" in Marines' hymn. In the 1850s, the Marines would see further service in Panama and Asia, escorting Matthew Perry's East India Squadron on its historic trip to the #FarEast.[41]

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🗃 April 16-18 1818 Battle of Suwannee River ( New Afrikan /Gullah/Seminoles Attacked) - Haki Kweli Shakur (Full Video on FB)
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

This single hidden marker denotes the location where Osceola was captured under a flag of truce by the US Army in October 1837. #Osceola #BillyPowell #Creek #Seminole #SeminoleWars #StAugustine

Hanging out at the Okeechobee Battlefield! #seminolewars #OkeechobeeBattlefield

'The souls of yesterday' - A new piece and tribute to the Black Seminoles. A fascinating chapter of African-American history 🤓#photography #art #seminolewars #maroon #portrait #portraitphotography #wip #instaart #artist #artoftheday #multimedia #artofvisuals #africanamericanhistorymonth

The year, 1835. The setting, the Florida territory on the eve of the Second Seminole War. Tensions between the region’s native inhabitants and an encroaching American government have escalated upon President Andrew Jackson’s order to push the Seminoles west for incorporation with Creek natives. Given the territory’s history as the largest haven for Africans escaping enslavement in the South, a sizable representation of maroons or “Black Seminoles” — Africans both formerly enslaved and free — live among and are allied with the natives. Unwilling to give up their land or submit to enslavement and though substantially outnumbered and outgunned, the alliance wages war against the United States Army.
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True black history 365 days a year. Grandmaster Rogers a leader in the restoration and revival of the concept of machete or cane knife skills used in almost all freedom fighter revolts (Resistance against the African Holocaust of Enslavement) in the Americas, through the African American Martial Art of Kwa Asila A Vita Sanaa. Skills of the first African American Church long forgotten, kept alive by Grandmaster Rogers (The Minister of Defense). #haiti #haitianrevolution #natturner #slavery #reparations #black #blackhistory #stonorebellion #caneknife #machete #escrima #blackchurch #arnis #americanhistory #blacklivesmatter #blackisbeautiful #unapologeticallyblack #blackandproud #blackentrepreneur #seminolewars #africanamericanart #theministerofdefense #martialarts #blackowned #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness

Here inside the lighthouse we are the light; hidden in the shadows our light will guide #CapeFlorida #Lighthouse #UndergroundRailroad #SeminoleWars #History #UpLight #CircularStairs #Brick #Shadow #BeTheLight #BeTheGuide for #Justice #CapeFloridaLighthouse

Sugar and Rum factory ruins, burned down in the 1800s by native Americans attempt to reclaim their land #sugarmill #sugar&rum #ruins #relicofthepast #americanheritage #rumdistillery #americanruins #seminolewars #rumfactory #history #exploringflorida

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