Seminoles. Sharnita Benton Lemon Block 4 Unit1 Portfolio. Origin Myth. An origin myth…Stories passed down from generation to generation to explain the creations of the world and all It holds. Example-The Earth on the Turtles Back represents how the earth came about.
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They were indians of the southeast who fled to spanish held Florida to escape encroachment and enslavement by non indian settlers.
Indians believed the sun represented a spirit deity, called the master or preserver of breath, who was sometimes considered on with the sun. Fire represented another important being. They performed a variety of rituals and ceremonies to appease nature,combat witchcraft, and persuade the spirit world to help them.
18th century is when they lived.
Many tribes lived southeastern North America in what are now the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennesse, Mississippi, and some fled to the Spanish territory of Florida.
The reason they believed what they believed is because they realized that much of what happened in their world, illness ,death, weather was beyond their control. They had daily evidence that humans were weak and supernaturals were strong.
The Seminoles still exist, today they make their living in a variety of ways: commercial fruit and vegetable growers, doing road work, raising cattle, working for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole agency, sellinf arts and craft ,and operating stores.
Yes they still believe in the same things.