Native American Tribes Project

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Brittany Hirsch
November 6, 2014
Informative Speech
Topic: Native American tribes from my area
Title: Trail of Tears

I. Native American tribes primarily in my area
A. How many of you actually know about Native American tribes and the history of them? B. I’m going to be going over and inform you about the differences and common similarities between the two main tribes in the south Florida area known as the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians in Florida.

II. Similarities between both tribes
A. Both tribes at first were called Seminoles and were part of Creek Nation and both primarily spoke in “Miccosukee” B. They are both related by their culture but far from similar in their political views. C. In 1813-1814 Seminoles in Alabama fought back against the whites (Euro-Americans) and other Creek nations siding with the whites which started the “Creek War” and lead survivors into Florida and migrating westward into what is now known as Oklahoma 1. 1832 the Payne’s Landing treaty was signed to allow Seminole to build a reservation in Oklahoma along with compensation for each tribal member a) 10,000/Month

D. In 1830 is when the “Trails of Tears” was derived following the “Indian Removal Act” 1. The Seminoles where then forced to migrate west of the Mississippi river even after the Payne’s Landing treaty was signed. E. Between 1813-1858 there were 3 wars that were resulted from the “Creek War” because the Seminoles crossed over there land and tried to fight back to avoid “White Control” 1. These were known as the First Seminole war, Second Seminole war, and the Third Seminole war, they were then forced to surrender after the third war and were forced back into the Indian territories. F. By 1913 there were 18 reservations in Florida, but the Indians in Florida have split up into 2 different tribes focusing on their political and cultural views. 1. One is known as the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which are based off of more...