Täl-la-häs-ke Fustvstvnuke also known as Tallahassee, was a Seminole leader.
Tallahassee was the nephew of Chupco. In 1877, Tallahassee became the chief of
the Seminole tribe. During the Third Seminole
War, Tallahassee led his band of twenty Seminole Indians. The Third Seminole
War was also known as Billy Bowleg's War. They fought against the settlers. The
Seminole Indians fought primarily over the land disputes in Florida. The war
lasted from 1855 until 1858. Tallahassee lived in
Polk County near Lake Pierce. He died in Hungry Land. He lived to be over 90
I wanted to
plant a garden in Lake Pierce, because that is where Tallahassee lived. However,
the drive to Lake Pierce from Miami is over five hours long. My mother and
father did not want to waste gas on the drive. Gas is very expensive nowadays.
So I started to search for another location that is closer to my house. I
decided to plant the garden in Kendall Indian Hammocks Park. The park is
located at 11395 SW 79th St, Miami, FL 33173. I
choose this park because Tallahassee was an Indian and the park is called
Indian Hammocks. This park is beautiful and enormous. Yet, it was lacking in
some Florida wildflowers. Before planting the seeds, I called the park’s phone
number and got permission. Then I chose a spot that was barren and planted the
seeds I got at my class. Some of the seeds have begun to sprout. I cannot wait
to see the entire seed sprout.