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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 8. Seminole and Black Hawk Wars (1817–1858)
Chapter 8. Seminole and Black Hawk wars (1817–1858)
At Issue

At issue in the three Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War was possession of lands disputed by the Indians and the federal government.

The Conflicts
First Seminole War (1817–1818)

After the War of 1812 ended, an abandoned British fort at Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola River was occupied by Seminoles and served as a refuge for fugitive slaves; the fort became known to locals as “Negro ...

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