"I witnessed it for myself against the Seminoles down in Florida, and the Comanche"

The Seminoles are a Native American tribe originating from the area now known as Florida. In 1830 President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act forced them towards Oklahoma. When the Seminoles resisted, holding out in the Everglades, they provoked the Second Seminole War, the longest war in U.S. history until Vietnam.

The Comanche are another Native American tribe, a large nation from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and other states. They were involved in a long-running series of wars with Texas from 1820 to 1875, as European settlers slowly colonised their traditional territories.


Comanche portraits
Public DomainComanche portraits