August 31, 2012 by brennon
Meaning ‘Wild People’ or ‘Runaway’ these Natives were a force to be reckoned with in what is now Florida. Clashes with the United States forces were inevitable and fighting was rampant between 1816 and 1858.
The Maroons add to the interesting nature of the Seminole. Composed of runaway slaves from plantations and such they were welcomed into the Seminole tribes, fighting back against white aggression. Some eventually moved and settled in Mexico, avoiding the clutches of ruthless slave catchers.
And last but not least are Osceola & Tuko-See-Mathla, two of the leaders during the wars. While Osceola was a thorn in the side of the United States Tuko-See-Mathla tried to keep the peace between the whiteman and the natives. Osceola rose to be the embodiment of Native rebellion during the period and practiced a ruthless stance on anyone who co-operated with the US soldiers and colonies.
Some fantastic models for an interesting period in history.
Will you be joining forces with the Seminole for this conflict?