The Seminoles. This is a comprehensive study of the Seminoles (Native American tribe) in Florida. Sorry, I can't remember the author and I'm not at home. I am excited about all that I am learning. The story is so complicated that it can't be covered well in a text book designed for a sweeping account or even intense studies of the Seminole wars. Suffice it to say that half of what I believed from previous study is wrong. Oops, I pawned myself off as knowledgeable.
It is the quintessential study of misunderstanding, poor communication and insurmountable differences between dissimilar cultures. Before the Europeans arrived, there were no Seminoles, only Creeks. I have always heard, even in Florida schools, that Seminole means run away. It is better interpreted as uncooperative and unsettled (my version). The Miccosukee is a slightly different tribe (another branch of Creek) who took a stand along side their relatives against the Indian Removal act. They never surrendered.
The American Army never learned their lesson. To this day, they insist on sending a cumbersome expeditionary force (carrying entirely too much individual gear) into unfamiliar, difficult terrain after a fierce, well armed, skillful enemy who knows how to disappear at will.
If I can squeeze it in, it will make a good hub, maybe I will be back.