Most of today's Indian films cover the Lakota or Cheyenne. Well, here at last is one about the Seminoles. They launched three wars against the whites and never surrendered. Today there are still about 100 Seminoles living their way of life deep in the swamps of Central Florida. One of their chiefs was an important hero of the nation. I study Indians to learn their history and their struggles, past and present, and I've never come across a documentary on the Seminoles. An historically accurate movie should be made about them. This video is only 10 minutes long, enough for an overview but enough to give the basics (with good clips) to make one want to learn more. Great for libraries and schools, but at just ten minutes too pricey for a home video collection.
Kind of ironic to stumble upon this video about Seminole Indians because I've just found out that my great grandma on my dads side is a Seminole Indian who lived in Wild Wood Florida. It's good to know at least some part of my family history.
Although I haven't verified the claims made in this film my sense is that it is probably accurate. The main drawback of this presentation is that it almost totally focuses on the conflict between the tribe and the US government. I would like to have seen and learned more about the culture and religion of these native people.