Recipes From the Everglades

The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida. They comprise three federally recognized tribes and independent groups, most living in Oklahoma with a minority in Florida.

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Os-ce-o-lá, The Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction by George Catlin / American Art (Ostrich Feather)

Os-ce-o-lá, the Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction, 1838 Seminole by George Catlin oil

Pompey Factor ... only known photo of this courageous, Seminole-Negro, U.S. army scout.  Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery exhibited in a skirmish in which his troop was surrounded by Comanche Indians.  Factor and two others stayed behind, fighting off the attackers long enough for all to barely escape certain death. Despite this honor, after two years Factor left the Scouts and returned to Mexico, dissatisfied with the treatment of the Scouts by whites in south Texas.

Pompey Factor, former slave, scout for the United States Army and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, born in Arkansas in 1849 to Hardy Factor, a black Seminole chief and an unknown Biloxi Indian woman.

Florida State University Seminoles

Florida State University Seminoles Garnet and Gold!

FLORIDA EN EL 2055 DEBERÍA PASAR A SU LEGÍTIMO DUEÑO: ESPAÑA. 1521 Juan Ponce de León y Figueroa (Santervás de Campos, Valladolid, se cree que el 8 de abril de 14602 – Cuba, julio de 1521) fue el conquistador español de Puerto Rico y descubridor de Florida.

The vicinity of St. Augustine was first explored in 1513 by Spanish explorer and governor of Puerto Rico, Juan Ponce de León, who claimed the region for the Spanish crown.