“Struggle for Survival 1817-1848.”
|Venue:||Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation 34725 West Boundary Rd.|
“Struggle for Survival 1817-1848.” Opened December 14, 2015
Many Seminoles recount the three Seminole Wars as on as one long war of resistance. This exhibition explores the tactics the Seminoles used to fight the U.S. government and the tools they needed to survive in the hidden Everglades hammocks. Oral histories of the stories and traditions passed on from the war years also provide the Seminole voice to a history largely written by others. This exhibit features the Buckskin Declaration, which was presented to President Eisenhower in 1954. This document is a declaration of sovereignty and the right of the Seminoles to live their lives as they see culturally fit.