seminole migrations and diaspora

The seminole tribe migrated to Florida after the ban of the Creek indians in Georgia and Alabama. The tribes migrated south to Florida to evade war with the U.S. government and also to find rich, fertile soil to grow crops. After migrating in the 1700s, the Seminoles were given their name by the 1770s which means “wild people” or “runaways.” All of the seminoles 2000 person population reign throughout Florida on reservations in cities such as, Hollywood, Big Cypress, Brighton, Immokalee, Ft. Pierce, and Tampa. The Seminole tribes have stayed in these areas since they first migrated to Florida in the 1770s.

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