The only Native American tribe to never be overtaken by the white government because they're the only tribe to have never signed a peace treaty with the U.S. (They call themselves the "Unconquered People.") Seminoles are a combination of other tribes from other Southeaster states, and also include escaped slaves. While 90% of all Seminoles were moved to Oklahoma
, the other 10% stayed in or around the Everglades
. In a series of wars, the 300 or so Seminoles defeated about 1,500 American troops. Their combination of fleeing for cover into the Everglades, along with the fact that many of them were runaway slaves, led U.S. troops to roughly translate Seminole to "runaway" in English.
Seminoles are the mascot for Florida State University (FSU).