FLOR500, Garden 387 Abiaka (Sam Jones), Seminole Leader (ca. 1760–ca. 1860) Abiaka, commonly known as Sam Jones, was a well-known keeper of traditional knowledge and a powerful war chief. Abiaka was one of the few Southeastern American Indian leaders to successfully defy the U.S. government and avoid deportation to the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi. His influential leadership in the Second Seminole War (1835–1842) set the foundation for the permanent presence of Native Americans in South Florida.
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Abiaka (Sam Jones), Seminole Leader

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