Map of Florida, 1837

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Title

Map of Florida, 1837

Alternative Title

Map of Florida

Subject

Florida (Territory)

Description

A map of Florida created by J. Lee Williams when the area was a U.S. territory in 1837. Florida came under American control on March 30, 1822, with Tallahassee as its capital. Much of Florida's territorial history is marked by conflict with Seminole tribes. When the United States first gained the territory, many Seminoles and free blacks migrated to Central Florida, South Florida, Cuba, or the Bahamas. In 1832, the federal government and a number of Seminole chiefs signed the Treaty of Payne's Landing. The terms of the agreement promised the Seminoles land west of the Mississippi River if they agreed to leave the Florida Territory voluntarily. The U.S. Army began enforcing the treaty in 1835, leading to the Dade Massacre and the Second Seminole War, led primarily by Osceola (born Billy Powell). The war ended in 1842 with the forced exile of most Seminoles. Florida became a state three years later in 1845.

Creator

Williams, J. Lee

Source

Original map by J. Lee Williams, 1837: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

1837

Date Copyrighted

1837

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original map by J. Lee Williams, 1837.

Is Part Of

General Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

246 KB

Medium

1 map

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by J. Lee Williams.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Tebeau, Charlton W. A History of Florida. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Press, 1971.
Mulroy, Kevin. The Seminole Freedmen: A History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.

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Original Format

1 map

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