• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Africans and Seminoles

The relationship between Africans and the Seminoles of Florida is historically significant as an example of resistance to oppression. The cultural interactions resulting from this alliance were of mutual benefit and drew on knowledge systems grounded in both African and indigenous Seminole heritages. The historic circumstances that link Africans and Seminoles are grounded in their reliance on each other to defend their right to independence and self-determination. Africans were enslaved to varying extents both by European settler colonists and by indigenous Creeks and Cherokees who had adopted the “civilized” ways of the European colonists. However, the Seminoles and Africans formed an alliance with one another to liberate themselves and protect their right to live as free peoples. By taking mutual advantage of the antagonism ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles