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Seminole War

Seminole War
Non-tribal historians tend to break down the 40-year conflict into the First Seminole War, the Second Seminole War, and the Third Seminole War. By comparison, the Seminole people consider it one long, drawn out engagement. The war was the result of American doctrines created to remove Native American people living east of the Mississippi River. It proved to be the most expensive war in the country’s history and introduced a level of guerilla warfare the United States’ military would not again encounter until the Vietnam War. During the hostilities, when American forces made it is noted as an attacked. When Indian forces acted on a strategic plan it is recorded as a massacre.

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First Escalation (1817-1818)

Second Escalation (1835-1842)

Third Escalation (1855-185