Reservation Era Begins 1850-1878


Third Seminole Uprising

Billy Bowlegs.
Billy Bowlegs.

Known as the Third Seminole War in Florida, this third uprising starts when government workers vandalize Billy Bowlegs’ crops. The Seminole leader demands apologies and money for the losses and receives neither from the government. The Seminole attack and raid settlers by night, only to retreat to the Everglades (Nies, 1996).

Native Resistance