"As the United States is a nation made up of people from many nations, so the
Seminole is a tribe made up of Indians from many tribes." (Garbarino 13) The
Seminole are the indigenous people living in southeastern America. They lived
in what is now Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and
Mississippi. The Seminole had a Muskogean language of the Hokan-Siouan stock.
(Bookshelf) The Indian tribes found in the southeast were the Creek, Choctaw,
Chickasaw, Cherokee, Yuchi, Yamassee, Apalachicola, Timucua, and Calusa. The
southeastern Indians were described by the Spanish as being tall with
complexions ranging from olive, to brownish. The Indians in the mountainous
regions were described as having lighter complexions, and those in the sunnier
regions as brown. (Garbarino 13)
The Seminole were originally part of the Creek, but they began to migrate from
Southern Georgia to Northern Florida in ...