Coupon
A Seminole Legend : The Life of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper
by Betty Mae Tiger Jumper and Patsy West


Overview - 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 and Patsy West, an ethnohistorian who contributes general tribal history, is a rare and authentic account of a pioneering Florida Seminole family.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $24.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 4 copies from $5.90
 
 
 

More About A Seminole Legend by Betty Mae Tiger Jumper; Patsy West
 
 
 
Overview
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 and Patsy West, an ethnohistorian who contributes general tribal history, is a rare and authentic account of a pioneering Florida Seminole family. It will take its place in Seminole literature, historical and anthropological studies, Florida history, women's history, and Native American studies.

Betty Mae Tiger was born in 1923 to a Seminole Indian mother and 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, and 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 and discusses such topics as miscegenation, war and atrocities, the impact of encroaching settlement on traditional peoples, and 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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780813022857
  • ISBN-10: 0813022851
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publish Date: November 2001
  • Page Count: 198
  • Dimensions: 8.78 x 5.86 x 0.92 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Native Americans
Books > History > Native American

 
BAM Customer Reviews