THE TRIBE OF REUBEN Seminole, Calusa,Muskogee,Creek Indian descent are part of the 12 tribes Part 5

(The nickname Seminole that was given to the Tribe of Reuben is a byword that means runaway or wild. This is not a nationality. This name Seminole was name given to the Tribe of Reuben because they moved a lot. They were very elusive and hard to catch like verse says in Genesis chapter 49. )

Deuteronomy 28:37(Kjv)
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, A PROVERB, AND A BYWORD among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.

***reading on from Florida of The Seminoles***

While these Seminoles were not direct participants in the Creek Wars of 1813, their ability to adapt to such European ways as wheat farming and cattle raising aroused the anger of Georgia farmers who accused them of stealing their cattle.

Most of the Seminole herds appeared to be wild Spanish stock. MORE SIGNIFICANTLY, PLANTERS NOTED THAT THE INDIANS WELCOMED AND ACCEPTED THE ARRIVAL OF RUNAWAY African-American SLAVES.

(The Seminoles where their brothers keeper during the trans Atlantic slave trade. Many slaves who were from the Tribe of Judah sought refuge among their brother Tribe Reuben. The Bible also prophesies of this happening. Here is proof.)

Deuteronomy 33:7
7 And this is the blessing o JUDAHand he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah AND BRING HIM TO HIS PEOPLE: let his hands be sufficient for him AND BE THOU AN HELP TO HIM FROM HIS ENEMIES.

***reading on from Florida of The Seminoles***

When Florida became a Territory in 1821,ITS FIRST GOVERNOR ***ANDY JACKSON*** CONSIDERED THE SOME 7,000 SEMINOLES IN FLORIDA A MAJOR HANDICAP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FLORIDA.

Busy with the settlement of Americans, Jackson did not have the time and manpower to curtail the arrival of even more Creeks along the Panhandle.


Map of Seminole Wars in Florida

THE TREATY OF MOULTRIE CREEK

In September of 1823, the next Territorial Governor William F. Duval met the Seminoles at Moultrie Creek on the St. Johns River. DUVAL PROPOSED THE CREATION OF A RESERVATION AREA IN THE SOUTHERN INTERIOR OF THE PENINSULA OF FLORIDA AS THE SOLUTION FOR THE TWO PEOPLES

After much contriving, most chiefs accepted the plan, provided the West Florida Creeks were given a treaty for land along the Apalachicola River. THE SEMINOLES MADE NO COMMITMENT ON SLAVERY OR ALLEGED STOLEN CATTLE, TWO IMPORTANT ISSUES

THE MORE MILITANT BRAVES NEVER COMPLIED WITH THE TREATY OF MOULTRIE CREEK.They had already been forced from their traditional hunting grounds, changed their livelihood from farming to cattle, AND DISLIKED ANY FORM OF CONFINEMENT.
Neamathia, a Mikasukis from North Florida, challenged Duval: NEAMATHIA, A MIKASUKIS FROM NORTH FLORIDA, CHALLENGED DUVAL:

DO YOU THINK... I AM LIKE A BAT, THAT HANGS BY ITS CLAWS IN A DARK CAVE, AND THAT I CAN SEE NOTHING OF WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND ME?

EVER SINCE I WAS A SMALL BOY I HAVE SEEN THE WHITE PEOPLE STEADILY ENCROACHING UPON THE INDIANS, AND DRIVING THEM FROM THEIR HOMES AND HUNTING GROUNDS...

I WILL TELL YOU PLAINLY, IF I HAD THE POWER, I WOULD TONIGHT CUT THE THROAT OF EVERY WHITE MAN IN FLORIDA.

Neamathia's fears were quickly realized as conflict between Indian and white settler started almost immediately after the signing of the document. By 1828, the Florida Legislative Council was urging Congress to remove all Seminoles from Florida Territory.

Northern Congressmen were reluctant to bring up the issue of the Seminoles in committee, BUT THE NEW PRESIDENT ***ANDREW JACKSON, NOT FRIEND TO THE INDIANS,*** WAS FIRM IN HIS PLANS TO REMOVE ALL TROUBLESOME TRIBES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SINCE FLORIDA WAS A MUCH NEEDED SLAVE TERRITORY, Southern Congressmen vigorously backed Jackson's plans.

Upon the threat of losing their annual Government annuity to pay the cost of moving into the new reservation area, the old chiefs agreed to discuss the problem with Indian agent Colonel James Gadsden.
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