Lincoln (Neb.) - Jan. 13, 2000 - The Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln resume Jan. 19 with "The 'Plains Seminoles' of Northern Mexico."
Susan Miller, assistant professor of history and ethnic studies at NU, will present the seminar, which runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Great Plains Art Collection Gallery, 215 Love Library, 13th and R streets. The seminar and a 3 p.m. reception in the gallery are free and open to the public.
In 1849, an indigenous community from the Seminole nation (the present Seminole nation of Oklahoma) left the area claimed by the United States and signed an agreement with the Republic of Mexico. Living south of the Rio Grande River in the Mexican state of Coahuila, they provided militia service in defense of the Mexican-U.S. boundary against incursions by Americans and plains Indians. During their 10-year residence in Mexico, the Seminoles adopted cultural patterns usually associated with plains tribes.
Miller's talk will discuss present-day Seminoles' traditional memories
of that Mexico episode.
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