Painting by Robert Butler of Seminole Polly Parker.

Painting by Robert Butler of Seminole Polly Parker.


Image Number

  • FS89258

Year

  • 1989

Date Note

  • Photographed in January 1989.

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Polly Parker (Emateloye) was captured by the U.S. Army near Lake Okeechobee during the Third Seminole War (1855-1858). She was forced onboard a steamship bound for New Orleans and thence up the Mississippi River to the Indian Territory, the watery route that served as the Seminole Trail of Tears. Parker escaped when the vessel stopped at St. Marks south of Tallahassee. She then began a journey southward to rejoin her people hiding out in the swamps of southern Florida. Parker survived the journey and started a family which lives on today in the members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Painting by Robert Butler of Seminole Polly Parker.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Michael, Nancy, Collector. Painting by Robert Butler of Seminole Polly Parker. 1989. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/262622>, accessed 24 May 2016.

MLA

Michael, Nancy, Collector. Painting by Robert Butler of Seminole Polly Parker. 1989. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 May. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/262622>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Michael)