|NAME OF WAR SITE
|Payees Creek State Park
|On November 21, 1978, it was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places, under the title of Payne’s Creek Massacre-Fort Chokonikla Site (also known as “site of Chokonikla blockhouse and bridge” or “Military cemetery”). After the Second Seminole War
When the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, the federal Armed Occupation Act was passed. It let Seminole War veterans apply for a 160-acre (0.6 km2) homestead in Florida.
At the same time, a reservation was created for the Seminoles in southwest Florida. Their ability to trade was limited by the government, so as to prevent them from obtaining weapons to cause further conflict. To compensate, white-run trading stores were permitted on the reservation’s outskirts to the north and west, letting the Indians obtain supplies and luxuries unavailable within the reservation.