To raise awareness of American and Indian history, reenactors staged the Second Seminole War
On Sunday, Jumper was among 60 "fighters"--made up of Seminole Indians and volunteers from outside the tribe--reenacting a scene at the Big Cypress Billie Swamp Safari that could have happened during the Second Seminole War. The performance also concluded a three-day event that featured live music, fried alligator nuggets and craft booths, and drew about 2,000 from around the state.
The war that began in 1835 and lasted seven years was fought over the United States' attempts to acquire the tribe's South Florida land. It's often described as the deadliest and costliest of the Indian wars: The United States spent $20 million battling the Seminoles, according to MyFlorida.com, a state website.