Looking backwards for nearly two centuries we see a band of red Americans, who are to become the Seminoles, separate themselves from the Creek Confederacy of Georgia and Alabama and cross the boundary into Florida. Subjects now of the Spanish crown, they become a nation to themselves, and under the sunny skies of the peninsular establish their golden-rule tribal government-characterized throughout by independence, kindliness, and honor.
"The Seminole Indians of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol7/iss1/7