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Creek Indians from Georgia and lower Alabama raid Spanish settlements and Apalachee villages in Florida but they do not settle.
Bands of Creeks establish villages in north Florida.
Spain gives Florida to Britain in the Treaty of Paris.
Creeks meet with British and agree to give up 2-million acres in northeast Florida in the Treaty of Picolata. Seminole Chief Cowkeeper refuses to attend.
Britain cedes control of Florida to Spain.
Andrew Jackson battles faction of Creek Indians, forcing large migration deeper into Florida.
Georgia militia attacks Seminole village in Fowltown, starting the First Seminole War.
Andrew Jackson invades north Florida.
U..S. acquires Florida from Spain.
Seminoles relinquish 24-million acres and resettle on a reservation in the middle of Florida in the Treaty of Moultry Creek.
In the Treaty of Paynes Landing, Seminoles are ordered to leave Florida in three years, surrender land and join Creeks in what is now Oklahoma.
In the Dade Massacre, Seminole warriors kill Francis Dade and 108 soldiers in Bushnell. Chief Osceola kills U.S. Indian agent Wiley Thompson. Second Seminole War starts. It lasts seven years.
Osceola captured under flag of truce by Gen. Thomas Jesup. Osceola dies several months later of malaria.
Seminoles, Cherokee and Choctaws are forced to relocate to Oklahoma. Thou-sands die on Trail of Tears.
Billy Bowlegs attacks a group of U.S Army surveyors, touching off Third Seminole War in Florida.
Treaty gives Seminoles 2.1-million acres in Oklahoma.
Bowlegs accepts peace terms, but several hundred Seminoles split off and retreat into Everglades. They form the nucleus of today's Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Federal government lays groundwork for Indian self-determination by asking Indian tribes to organize tribal governments, adopt constitutions and form laws.
Seminole Tribe of Florida receives federal recognition. Splinter group breaks off to become Micosukee Tribe.
Howard Tommie is elected chairman of Seminoles. He introduces tax-free tobacco shops and comes up with idea of high-stakes bingo.
James Billie is elected chairman. Hollywood bingo opens.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upholds tribe's right to run high-stakes bingo.
Tampa bingo hall opens.
U.S. Supreme Court says tribe can't sue Florida in a dispute over the state's refusal to allow other forms of casino gambling the tribe wants to introduce.
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