African-Native American Research Forum Archive
This is obviously not the website of the true Black Seminoles of Oklahoma because they would never call themselves former slaves. The Black Seminoles of Oklahoma are descendants of the first Seminoles of Florida who were free citizens of Spain before Florida became an American state. While in Florida beginning in the 1700's as a group the Black Seminoles were never slaves of the Seminole Indians or any other Indians. The Black Seminoles came to Florida because once in Florida they were free citizens. The attempt to portray the Black Seminoles as former slaves is an obvious attempt to misrepresent the true historical facts to the economic social cultural and political detriment of the Black Seminoles.
[2 feb 2001]