Indian Commissioner John Collier and Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, who was accompanied by his wife and son, left Washington, D.C., during the early spring of 1935 to meet with representatives of approximately 600 Seminole Indians who lived on three reservations and on scattered plots of land in Florida. Their purpose was to honor the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Second Seminole War and to conclude an informal peace treaty with these native Americans. After their arrival at West Palm Beach on March 18, Commissioner Collier requested that officials from the Dania Seminole Agency take them to an Indian settlement that had not yet been touched by white influence rather than one along the tourist-traveled Tamiami Trail. The next day the party visited Johnny Buster’s camp at Deep Lake.
Philip, Kenneth R.
"Turmoil at Big Cypress: Seminole Deer and the Florida Cattle Tick Controversy,"
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