Pottawatomie Online | Pulitzer Prize Winner Pens History Of Seminole Tribe:
An important and revealing new book personalizing the exciting frontier history of the Seminole tribe from earliest Indian Territory days into statehood for Oklahoma has just been published.
Alice & J.F.B: The 100-Year Saga of Two Seminole Chiefs by Vance H. Trimble (Market Tech Books) ($24.95) is the first major history about the Seminoles published in the last 50 years. The 376-page hardcover book [ISBN 0-9705399-4-0] has a four-color dust jacket and 81 photos.
This is the first authentic story of the public and private lives of two of the most notable Seminole tribal leaders between 1836 and 1935, Governor John F. Brown and his sister, Chief Alice Brown Davis, both half-bloods. Their lives were filled with adventure, danger, romance — and remarkable triumph and tragedy.
The first copy off the press of Alice & J.F.B. is being presented to Governor Brad Henry as a tribute to Oklahoma’s upcoming 2007 Statehood Centennial celebrations.
Seven condensed chapters of the book are being published as double-truck excerpts in the Seminole Producer.
Also to celebrate the new book’s publication, The Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka will host a public reception and signing Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Ten free copies of the book will be given away.