Seminole Nation History

The history and culture of the Seminole Nation are profound and fascinating. The Seminole people have played a profound role in shaping our nation as well as our state. We invite you to discover more about The Seminole Nation and the vibrant community of Wewoka.
WE-WO-KA means “barking dog.” Named for the sound of a waterfall, it is the seat of Seminole County and the capital of the Seminole Nation. Discovered in a search for freedom, Wewoka has been a trading post, rail depot, and oil town.

Discover the origins of the Seminole Nation. Long before Europeans came to this land, it was the home of the tribes who farmed, hunted, fished, and traded with each other.

The Seminole people allied with the British to protect their freedom during the American Revolution as well as the War of 1812. This discord between the US and the Seminole Nation would eventually culminate in three Seminole Wars in Florida.