The Seminole-African Alliance

The Seminole-African Alliance

Issue 1, Volume 7, March 2011
Filed Under: Revolutions

The Seminole-African Alliance The Native American Indian people that comprised the Seminole Nation grew out of the Creek Nation in Florida. Multilingual and diverse, the Seminoles (from a word meaning “runaway”) became infamous for intermingling with runaway slaves from Georgia and the Carolinas — slaves that, as historian William Loren Katz explains, “since 1738 had built prosperous, free, self-governing communities.” Katz explains the genesis of this alliance:... [Read more...]