Site 387 dedicated to an inspiring seminole war chief, Abiaka, often reffered
to as Sam Jones, was located at Tree Tops Park in Broward county, Florida.
Surrounded by suburbs, the park resides at 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie FL 33328; Abiaka
was a Seminole Indian in which he was most known to be a very inspiring and
powerful war chief and also as the medicine man. His high spirits and
influential role kept the Seminole people together and surviving through war
times to peace times. I chose this location for the garden site ironically
because this specific park has an actual statue of Abiaka. The statue is
conveniently placed behind the main office of the park, in the front of the
woods in which the beauty of nature surrounds the statue. The park possesses
this figurine of Abiaka because of the impact he made in the Second Seminole
War is the reason for the presence of all Native Americans here in South
Florida grounds today. His relevance to the Seminole people is almighty,
therefore the statue displayed is there in honor of Abiaka and his bravery. Every
Seminole still residing here today owes a big thanks to Abiaka and his
determination for fighting for the Seminole land to remain here. The statue is
Abiaka alongside a woman and her child, in which Abiaka is pointing ahead for
the mother and child to go. This statue portrays Abiaka pointing and leading a
mother and child to some sort of safety, displaying the times in war when he
kept the Seminoles safe during rough war struggles. Im very pleased with the
garden location and am excited for those to visit and check out the site and to
hopefully learn more about the great Abiaka.
Abiaka Portrait provided by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.