Black AmerIndian Warrior

abrahamAbraham: Black Seminole Warrior

African-Native-American soldier and politician Abraham was born on June 28, 1787, in Georgia; for a time he lived in Pensacola, Florida, where he worked as a servant for a physician, Doctor Sierra. Abraham joined the British army under Major Edward Nichols during the War of 1812, who promised freedom to any slave who joined him. Abraham had fled the army of Andrew Jackson and helped build the fort at Prospect Bluff, Florida. When Nichols and and Upper Creek Chief Joseph Francis set sail for England in 1815, Abraham stayed behind in the fort, which had become a haven for Africans who had escaped from slavery.

The fort was attacked and destroyed during the first Seminole War (1817-1818); Abraham was one of the few survivors. He made his way to a Suwannee River Town in Florida. Abraham continued fighting during the first Seminole War and he became known as “Sauanaffe Tustunnagee” (Suwannee Warrior). He lived in an African town in Florida called Pilaklinkaha, or Many Ponds, and was adopted as a member of the Seminole Nation. He became the Prime Minister of the Cowkeeper Dynasty and was a chief advisor to Micanopy, principle chief of the Alachua Seminole.

Abraham even served as an interpreter for Micanopy in 1826 when a delegation of Seminole Chiefs visited Washington, D.C. Later in life, Abraham married a woman named Hagan, the widow of Chief Bowlegs. The date and details of Abraham’s death are unknown.


2 comments on “Black AmerIndian Warrior

  1. Now you’re hitting close to home with this one. You should look into the Gullah War, the real war that ended slavery in the U.S..

    • When did slavery end? We are about to see what buying all those trinkets with fake money is costing us. And I am about to rip into what sharecropping really is: alive and kicking. You got something up on the Gullah?

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