While there is a great deal of information written on the Seminole Tribe and its history, much of this work suffers from not working with Tribal sources. We have gathered here some of the better books on the Seminole Tribe of Florida and their ancestors. It is important to remember that much of the information concerning the history of the Seminoles, their ancestors, and Indigenous North America in general, was written without Tribal input or sources and can be controversial. Please be critical readers.
Dubcovsky, Alejandra. 2016. Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Ethridge, Robbie, and Sheri M Shuck-Hall. 2009. Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.
Frank, Andrew K. 2018. Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
Gallay, Alan. 2003. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Hudson, Charles. 1997. Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.
Milanich, Jerald T. 1998. Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.
Miller, Susan A. 2003. Coacoochee's Bones: A Seminole Saga. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas.
Monaco, C. S. 2018. The Second Seminole War and the Limits of American Aggression. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
O'Brien, Sean Michael. 2005. In Bitterness and in Tears: Andrew Jackson's Destruction of the Creeks and Seminoles. Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press.
Reséndez, Andrés. 2016. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Saunt, Claudio. 2020. Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Tiger Jumper, Betty Mae, and Patsy West. 2001. A Seminole Legend: The Life of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
Weisman, Brent. 1999. Unconquered People: Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.