Hunted Like a Wolf: The Story of the Seminole War

Hunted Like a Wolf: The Story of the Seminole War

by Milton Meltzer

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Overview

A landmark work on one of the most important but least-written-about Indian wars, Hunted Like a Wolf chronicles the Second Seminole War. From 1835 to 1842, Washington, D.C. waged a violent war upon the Seminoles and their allies in Florida, using any measure, including treachery and fraud, to drive them from their lands.

Respected historian Milton Meltzer explores the choices facing the Seminoles as whites gradually encroached on their land, as well as the sacrifices they made in order to resist. The Second Seminole War was a war over slavery as well as territory, for living among the Seminoles were black men and women—some runaway slaves, some free people—willing to fight alongside their Indian brothers for the territory they considered their own. A ragged, starving handful of guerrillas, the Seminoles and blacks managed to resist an invading American army ten times their number, defying the skill of six eminent generals.

The war was not only the longest of the Indians wars but also the costliest in resources and human life. In the story of the Seminole War, we can see at work all the forces of America's terrible racist history, the consequences of which we are only beginning to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561645893
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 183
Sales rank: 869,315
File size: 583 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Milton Meltzer was the author of more than one hundred books for young people and adults, and he gained a wide reputation for his interest in social reform. Among many other honors, he received two awards honoring his lifetime body of work: the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal. Five of his books were finalists for the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

1.Three Choices1
2.A New Indian Nation11
3.Band of Brotherhood18
4.Black Fugitives34
5.It "Belongs" to Us41
6.Andrew Jackson, Indian Fighter52
7.Land Grab58
8.If You Don't Like It, Move!65
9.Osceola, the Young Militant74
10.Black Resistance83
11.The Balance of Forces93
12.An Unromantic War99
13.The General's Treachery108
14.Battles in the Wilderness and in Washington121
15.A Stink to the World138
16.The Turning Point150
17.A Whole People Sentenced167
Bibliography171
Index177

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