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#1 mojicanpuertorican

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 12:24 PM

I understand the spectrum for Native Americans is quite broad and varies, but I'm trying to focus specifically Seminole Indians for another story I have. Personal experiences or info is welcomed!, but any facts will help! I'm interested in names, language, culture, mythologies and such. Feel free to respond.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 12:56 PM

The Seminole Indian Museum in Florida has a blog that might help you get started.

 

https://ahtahthiki.wordpress.com/


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 03:53 PM

Also, you'll find that the Seminole were ultimately split into three groups: most of the Seminoles ended up in Oklahoma; a few remain in Florida, and some ended up with the Mikasuki (or Miccosukee) in Florida (the largest tribe in Florida, if I'm not mistaken).



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Posted 16 September 2016 - 12:16 AM

As far as I know, Native Americans resent very much being called "Indian", so I would avoid the expression "Seminole Indian" even in questions such as this because, if you do use that wording, it may slip in your text as well and end up being overlooked by editors. 

 

But I could be wrong and would be happy to be corrected.

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 06:44 PM

As far as I know, Native Americans resent very much being called "Indian", so I would avoid the expression "Seminole Indian" even in questions such as this because, if you do use that wording, it may slip in your text as well and end up being overlooked by editors. 

 

But I could be wrong and would be happy to be corrected.

 

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The feelings of individuals vary, of course, but mostly white people seem to be more offended by it than Native Americans. "American Indian" is also the current term in scholarship in the US, for what that's worth; in Canada the term "First Nations" or "First Peoples" is preferred. That being said, it's not difficult to avoid controversy by simply sticking to tribal affiliations.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:30 PM

The feelings of individuals vary, of course, but mostly white people seem to be more offended by it than Native Americans. "American Indian" is also the current term in scholarship in the US, for what that's worth; in Canada the term "First Nations" or "First Peoples" is preferred. That being said, it's not difficult to avoid controversy by simply sticking to tribal affiliations.

 

Agreed. I find it so humorous that White Americans (of which, I am one) think that calling a people mistakenly named "Indian" by one of the worst navigators in European History is offensive, but saying that they are natives to a country named after one of the best European navigators is soooo much nicer. :)


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