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News Blurb: The Annual Re-enactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari, Florida

The Annual Re-enactments of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari honored the Seminole's struggle and sacrifice to remain in their homeland and features authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War. The event held on Feb 25-26 included live music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows, Seminole Stomp Dancing and alligator wrestling.

Period settlers from around the country hewed wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era. Special guests included: Okefenokee Joe, Benjamin Dehart (The Cracker Tenor) and Tim Charron. In the 1830's, the United States was attempting to enforce its policy of Indian removal and the Seminoles were facing the loss of their homeland and their freedom. The Big Cypress Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Located in the Florida Everglades of southern Florida, it is the largest of the five Seminole reservations in the state. For more information, visit www.semtribe.com