Seminole Tribe Research Paper

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He fought the Seminoles in Florida in a war known as the "First Seminole War" in 1817 just seven years before his election into the presidency. The Seminole tribe was the only one of the Five Civilized Tribes to resist the government 's relocation efforts and they did so violently. The Seminole tribe resisted the Removal Act by fighting in the Florida swamps from 1835-1842. (Foner, 304)This war cost the U.S. army 1,500 soldiers, while the Seminoles lost only 500 members of their tribe. Unable to maintain their resistance finally in 1842, the U.S. government imprisoned the Seminoles and forced them to Fort Gibson. Andrew Jackson took revenge on the Native Americans by expressing his aggressive attitude towards them through land policies that
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