John and Mary Lou Missall, historians of America’s longest Indian conflict, the Seminole Wars, will be the guest speakers at LaBelle Heritage Museum’s February 6, admission is free and the meeting will be held in the commission chambers of LaBelle City Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, SR-80, at 7 o’clock in the evening. The public is welcome. Parking is available and entry to the commission chambers is at the rear of the building.
The Missall’s, Fort Myers residents and authors of a number of books on the Seminole Wars and also collaborated with other experts including Willie Johns, chief justice of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, are not strangers to longstanding supporters of LaBelle Heritage Museum. This program will concentrate on salient facts of the so-called Third Seminole War (1855 - 1858) the authors included in their latest publication The Seminole Struggle: A History of America’s Longest Indian Conflict (1812 - 1858). Most military historians divide the United States armed conflict with the Seminoles into three separate “wars” while the Seminoles themselves look at it as one continuous and continuing program of eradication and removal of an indigenous Florida people. For more information about LaBelle Heritage Museum and this program, call (863)674-0034 or visit www.labelleheritagemuseum.org.