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AlexanderIII27 Mar 2010 2:53 p.m. PST

Other than Osprey latest book, are there any other books that have color plates on Seminole Indians clothing/apparel etc.?


doc mcb27 Mar 2010 3:01 p.m. PST

You might poke around in the links found in other Seminole threads. Some are dead but many still work.

doc mcb27 Mar 2010 3:05 p.m. PST

Some nice reenacting photos here:


doc mcb27 Mar 2010 3:09 p.m. PST
doc mcb27 Mar 2010 3:11 p.m. PST
combatpainter Fezian27 Mar 2010 3:22 p.m. PST

I have some here and there but it was not easy. Let me see.

combatpainter Fezian27 Mar 2010 3:22 p.m. PST

BTW, which Seminoles will you be painting???

RudyNelson27 Mar 2010 3:24 p.m. PST

You can check some of the reservation sites for the Seminole and Creek tribes. the Seminoles were of the same tribal class Muskogee and Hitachi launguage groups. Seminole war dress was similar to Loer Creek dress of the various Creek Wars.

Rocco did a few murials of the Horseshoe Bend battle. Postcards from the Dade's battle field might help. It was amazing how the calico shirts faded into the underbrush in the Dade's massacre painting and diarama.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2010 7:15 p.m. PST

You cannot go wrong with Rick Obermeyer's research:



AlexanderIII28 Mar 2010 10:14 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links…it's for the 1st Seminole War 1815ish when Jackson campaigned in Florida against the Spanish.

AlexanderIII28 Mar 2010 10:48 a.m. PST

BTW I was thinking of picking up Old Glory 25mm Seminole Indian figures but they are for 1835…can I use them for 1815 as well? Were there any drastic difference in dress between the two periods?

RudyNelson28 Mar 2010 1:51 p.m. PST

Then you definately need the Creek War data as a lot of Lower Creeks volunteered as scouts for the Americans in that war.

Doc Ord28 Mar 2010 2:33 p.m. PST

I think the OG and Conquest Seminoles would be fine for the earlier period.

agplumer28 Mar 2010 5:47 p.m. PST

I agree with Florida Tory. I've used Rick Obermeyer's site. It is really helpful. I really don't know of any noticable differences between 1815 Seminoles and 1835 Seminoles for 25mm figures. As the Second Seminole War progressed the Seminoles probably became more ragged as they were cut off from access to fabric. They probably dressed in more looted american clothing rather than their personally modified and ornamented versions.

Any word on the Creek War book?


RudyNelson29 Mar 2010 6:38 a.m. PST

Getting artwork together. TWo options are available.

RudyNelson29 Mar 2010 9:17 a.m. PST

Andrew send me an email. I will tell you more about the status and artwork.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

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