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Answered by Dept. of Anthropology & Genealogy Seminole Tribe of Florida


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FAQ - History

Where did the Seminole Tribe come from?
What kinds of weapons did they use to defend themselves against the Spaniards?
What were the Seminoles before they came to Florida?
Where were the Seminoles moved to, and why?
Q: Do you have any information about Chief Osceola?

FAQ - Definitions

What is a Black Seminole?
What is the difference between the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes?
What is the difference between the Seminoles and the Creeks?

FAQ - Language

What language do the Seminoles speak?
Please tell me the "Seminole" words for.... home, love, travel...
Do you have a list of common Seminole names and their meanings?

FAQ - Genealogy

How can I trace my Seminole roots?
How can I become a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida?
Why does a person have to be a quarter Seminole to be a member of the Tribe?