A Seminole Legend: The Life Of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper by Betty Mae JumperA Seminole Legend: The Life Of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper by Betty Mae Jumper

A Seminole Legend: The Life Of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper

byBetty Mae Jumper

Hardcover | November 1, 2001

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With A Seminole Legend, Betty Mae Jumper joins the ranks of Native American women who are coming forward to tell their life experiences. This collaboration between Jumper & Patsy West, an ethnohistorian who contributes general tribal history, is a rare & authentic account of a pioneering Florida Seminole family. It will take its place in Seminole literature, historical & anthropological studies, Florida history, women's history, & Native American studies. Betty Mae Tiger was born in 1923 to a Seminole Indian mother & a French trapper father, a fair-skinned half-breed who was nearly put to death at age five by tribal medicine men. Her inspiring autobiography is the story of the most decorated member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida--a political activist, former nurse, & alligator wrestler, who today has her own web site. Jumper is also a beloved story-teller, renowned for passing along tribal legends. In this book she describes her family's early conversion to Christianity & discusses such topics as miscegenation, war & atrocities, the impact of encroaching settlement on traditional peoples, & the development of the Dania/Hollywood Reservation. She became the first formally educated Florida Seminole, attending a government boarding school in Cherokee, North Carolina, where at age 14 she learned to speak English.
Title:A Seminole Legend: The Life Of Betty Mae Tiger JumperFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.78 × 5.86 × 0.92 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813022851

ISBN - 13:9780813022857