Seminole is a derivation of the Spanish word cimarrón, meaning “wild” or “runaway”. The Seminole bear this name because their ancestors broke off from other Native Americans living to the north in what now are the states of Georgia and Alabama—mainly the CREEK—and migrated southward during the 1700s. http://bit.ly/RQ12cn
Tuko-see-mathla, Seminole warrior, 1834. The Seminoles (remnants from the earlier Creek War who sought refuge in the swamps of Florida) defended themselves through three bloody wars with the federal American troops between 1814 and 1858, and were never completely ousted despite removal of several hundred Seminole to a separate reservation in the Oklahoma Indian Territory.
Seminole Indian - A Florida Tribe, Disappeared - The great Seminole nation of Florida was a modern Indian nation that has survived through many modern changes. The Seminole tribe was derived mainly from the Creek and Miccosukee Indian tribes. #world_cultures