The 1770s is when Florida Indians collectively became known as Seminole, a name meaning “wild people” or “runaway.” The Tequesta were a small, peaceful, Native American tribe. Is Seminole a Native American tribe? Seminole, North American Indian tribe of Creek origin who speak a Muskogean language. In the last halfRead More →

Seminole history begins with bands of Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama who migrated to Florida in the 1700s. Conflicts with Europeans and other tribes caused them to seek new lands to live in peace. Groups of Lower Creeks moved to Florida to get away from the dominance of UpperRead More →