Chief Griot Doug Sivad – Storyteller

Doug Sivad

Who and What Is A Seminole?

There are four types of Seminoles: Cimarone, Istalusti, Yamassee, and Dark & Tone Okonee Lower Creek.

1. Cimarone: These were Aborigine Merchant Seafarers; an ancient people labeled by Spanish colonizers. The term Cimarone meant “wild”, like stray cattle, with no ethnicity implied by the description. They resided among the many American Native nations (Calusa; Tekesta, et al) who were living in Florida when they arrived as merchants.

2. Istalusti: Also known as Estalusti (1699) these were enslaved dark bonds persons who absconded by the hundreds from Virginia and Carolina to Florida. The first arrivals were noted by the Spanish, in 1699; a Creek Muskogee term.

3. Yamassee: (1715) An Aboriginal indigenous Indian nation that ran to Florida beginning after the Yamassee War of 1715 until 1750.

4. Dark & Tone Okonee Lower Creek: (1750) Flooded to Florida after General Oglethorpe established the colony of Savannah in 1733. The tribe then split over Dark American Natives in the nation. These Indians of Georgia had no “R” in their language, so “Cimarone” became “Cimalone” after 1750—and later it became “Seminole.” Later Arrivals: Upper Creek Muspa; “Red Sticks” after Creek Wars 1812-1814 Mikasuki (early 1800’s) to Florida from Alabama/Georgia border area; Other Muspa (Muskogee) Chata, Alibamu, and non-Muspa Tsalagi (Cherokee), et al. Below is an excerpt from Muskoga Dark Seminole Indians Mexico & Texas by Doug Sivad SWACK ^ Historical Notes Past

The Yamassee, a Dark Skin Aboriginal indigenous Indian tribe, (described as a beautiful, tall people with thick lips, dark skin, large flat feet, and long curly hair) migrated from the Caribbean to present-day Georgia, ca. 1400 A.D. and trow time  enslaved push around Turtle island never being  extinct  we are here for the oneness of all Hulik bi Nation come to the one heart of the great Wachi and great Tati Apontis for all Family Nations 7 generations and beyond oneness.

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