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Florida State University & the Relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

This guide will provide resources that speak to the evolving relationship between FSU and the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Library & Archival Resources

Sources on the History of Native Americans:

Barr, Juliana. “There's No Such Thing as ‘Prehistory’: What the Longue Durée of Caddo and Pueblo History Tells Us About Colonial America.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 74, no. 2, 2017, p. 203.

Blee, Lisa, and Jean M. O'Brien. Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit. The University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

Brooks, Lisa. Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War. Yale University Press, 2018.

Deloria, Philip J., and Neal Salisbury. A Companion to American Indian History. Blackwell, 2002.

Deloria, Philip J. Indians in Unexpected Places. University Press of Kansas, 2004.

Fixico, Donald Lee. Rethinking American Indian History. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Jennings, Francis. “A Growing Partnership: Historians, Anthropologists and American Indian History.” Ethnohistory, vol. 29, no. 1, 1982, p. 21.

Lipman, Andrew. The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and The Contest for the American Coast. Yale University Press, 2017.

Lowery, Malinda M. Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation. University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Madley, Benjamin. An American Genocide. Yale University Press, 2016.

Mallon, Florencia E. Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas. Duke University Press, 2012.

Merrell, James H. “Some Thoughts on Colonial Historians and American Indians.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 1, 1989, p. 94.

Mihesuah, Devon A. Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians. University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Shoemaker, Nancy. Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies. Routledge, 2002.

Sleeper-Smith, Susan, et al. Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians. The University of North Carolina Press., 2015.

Smith, Linda T. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Zed, 2012.

Smithers, Gregory D. “Indigenous Histories of the American South During the Long Nineteenth Century.” American Nineteenth Century History, vol. 17, no. 2, 2016, p. 129.

Snyder, Christina. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America. Harvard University Press, 2012.

White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Wolf, Eric R., et al. Europe and the People Without History. University of California Press, 2010.

From Seminole Tribe of Florida:

Anderson, David G., and Kenneth E. Sassaman. The Paleoindian and Early Archaic Southeast. University of Alabama Press, 1996.

Bemrose, John, et al. Reminiscences of the Second Seminole War. University of Tampa Press, 2001.

Bittle, George C. In Defense of Florida: The Organized Florida Militia from 1821 to 1920. Florida State University, 1965.

Boynton, Sylvia S. Mikasuki Grammar in Outline. University of Florida, 1982.

Braund, Kathryn E. Holland. Deerskins & Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815. University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Brinton, Daniel Garrison. Notes On the Floridian Peninsula: Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities. Hardpress Publishing, 2012.

Buker, George E. Swamp Sailors: Riverine Warfare in the Everglades, 1835-1842. University Presses of Florida, 1975.

Buswell, James Oliver. Florida Seminole Religious Ritual: Resistance and Change. St. Louis University, 1984.

Capron, Louis. The Medicine Bundles of the Florida Seminole and the Green Corn Dance. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953.

Colburn, David R, and Jane Landers. The African American Heritage of Florida. University Press of Florida, 2017.

Deagan, Kathleen A., and Darcie A. MacMahon. Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom. University Press of Florida, 1996.

Debo, Angie. The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians. University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

Densmore, Frances. Seminole Music. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1956.

DePratter, Chester B. Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Chiefdoms in the Southeastern United States. Garland, 1991.

Derrick-Mescua, Mary T. A Phonology and Morphology of Mikasuki. University of Florida, 1980.

DeVane, Park, and George Albert DeVane. DeVane's Early Florida History. Sebring Historical Society, 1978.

Foreman, Grant. The Five Civilized Tribes. University of Oklahoma Press, 1934.

Garbarino, Merwyn S. Big Cypress: A Changing Seminole Community. Waveland Press, 1986.

Garbarino, Merwyn S. The Seminoles (Indians of North America). Chelsea House, 1989.

Glifford, John C. Billy Bowlegs and the Seminole War. The Triangle Company, 1925.

Green, Michael D. The Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and Society in Crisis. University of Nebraska Press, 1985.

Halverson, Vivian B. Cognitive Styles of Preschool Seminole Indian Children. Florida State University, 1976.

Joos, Sandra K. Social and Cultural Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus Among the Florida Seminole. University of Florida, 1996.

Katz, William L. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1986.

King, Robert T. The Florida Seminole Polity. University of Florida, 1978.

Lancaster, Jane F. Removal Aftershock: The Seminoles Struggles to Survive in the West, 1836-1866. University of Tennessee Press, 1994.

Lantz, Raymond C. Seminole Indians of Florida. Heritage Books, 1994.

Lefley, Harriet P. Effects of an Indian Culture Program and Familial Correlates of Self-Concept Among Miccosukee and Seminole Children. University of Miami, 1973.

MacCauley, Clay. The Seminole Indians of Florida. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1887.

Mahon, John K. History of the Second Seminole War, 1835-1842. University of Florida Press, 1991.

Martin, Sidney W. Florida During the Territorial Days. Porcupine Press, 1974.

McReynolds, Edwin. The Seminoles. University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.

Milanich, Jerald T., and Susan Milbrath. First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492-1570. University of Florida Press, 1989.

Milanich, Jerald T. Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe. University Press of Florida, 1995.

Moore-Willson, Minnie. The Seminoles of Florida. Moffat, Yard, and Company, 1910.

Motte, Jacob R. Journey Into Wilderness: An Army Surgeons Account of Life in Camp and Field During the Creek and Seminole Wars, 1836-1838. University of Florida Press, 1963.

Pearson, Fred L. Spanish-Indian Relations in Florida: A Study of Two Visitas, 1657-1678. Garland Press, 1990.

Porter, Kenneth W., et al. The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People. University Press of Florida, 1996.

Stans, Susan E. The Cultures of Drinking Within a Native American Community. University of Florida, 1996.

Stull, James C. Seminole Rejection of American Education. Bowling Green State University, 1950.

Sturtevant, William C. The Mikasuki Seminole: Medical Beliefs and Practices. Yale University, 1955.

Swanton, John R. Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922.

Walton-Raji, Angela Y. Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. Heritage Books, 1993.

Weisman, Brent R. Like Beads on a String: A Culture History of the Seminole Indians in Northern Peninsula Florida. University of Alabama Press, 1989.

Wickman, Patricia R. Osceola's Legacy. University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Wickman, Patricia R. The Tree That Bends: Discourse, Power and the Survival of the Maskókî People. University of Alabama Press, 1999.

Wood, Peter H., et al. Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast. University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Wright, J. Leitch. The Only Land They Knew: The Tragic Story of the American Indians in the Old South. Free Press, 1981.

Wright, J. Leitch. Creeks and Seminoles: The Destruction and Regeneration of the Muscogulge People. University of Nebraska Press, 1986.

Additional Resources about the Seminoles

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Photo Collections of the Seminole Tribe

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