At a time in our national history when the American Indian’s claim to social and political justice is being vigorously pursued, and dramatically portrayed through mass media coverage of incidents such as the occupation of Alcatraz, disruption at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, and a “Second Wounded Knee,” it might be well to consider in calmer retrospective one of those little known efforts to secure Indian rights which occurred in Florida at the turn of the century. The participants included an aggrieved Seminole headman of the Cow Creek band and his white friends who displayed an unusual zeal to see justice done at a time when it was neither fashionable nor even necessarily good business to defend Indians on the southern frontier.
Kersey, Jr., Harry A.
"The Case of Tom Tiger's Horse: An Early Foray into Indian Rights,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 53
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol53/iss3/6