The “Wild Indians” of Andros Island

  title={The “Wild Indians” of Andros Island},
  author={Rosalyn Howard},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={275 - 298}
  • R. Howard
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Black Studies
Andros Island, Bahamas, served as a refuge for freedom-seeking Black Seminoles who escaped from Florida. They began landing secretly on the island in 1821 after the British in Nassau reneged on their promise to help the Seminole Indians and Black Seminoles fight against White aggressors in Florida. While conducting research on Andros Island in 1937, anthropologist John Goggin met Felix MacNeil, a descendant of the Florida Black Seminole refugees. His encounters with MacNeil and others led… Expand
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