150th Anniversary of the First Scout Enlistment: 1870-2020
In Focus: Primary Documents
As part of the 150th anniversary commemoration, the Society is highlighting primary documents fundamental the to founding of the Detachment. Click heading to view letter.
To kickoff the commemoration of this anniversary, we have created an annotated booklet containing original articles and transcribed military and government correspondence documenting the origins of the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts and their interactions with the U.S. Government and Military.
It provides firsthand contemporary accounts of how the Seminole Negroes negotiated service as Scouts to support themselves while waiting for transit from Texas back to “Indian Territory” (modern-day Oklahoma). This is the only work of its kind, as it shows the origins of the Scouts and the evolution of their journey in detail through original documentation from Library of Congress records that have never been transcribed and made available before.
The booklet contains 50 transcribed letters and can be purchased for $30 (includes shipping).
Click on the book cover for more information on the Origins of Seminole Negro Indian Scouts booklet.
Click Buy Now to purchase a copy of the booklet. Although the initial link is to Paypal and any major debit or credit card can be used. Checks can also be sent and made payable to the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts Historical Society, 200 N. Pickett St., Ste 613, Alexandria, VA 22304.