Josh Liller's Reviews > Guns Across The Loxahatchee: An Archaeohistorical Investigation Of Seminole War Sites In Florida, With Special Focus On The Battle Of Loxahatchee, January 24, 1838

Guns Across The Loxahatchee by Richard J Procyk
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Feb 25, 11

bookshelves: american-history, florida, military
Recommended to Josh by: Riverbend Park
Recommended for: Amy
Read from February 21 to 25, 2011

Short but useful work of moderate quality. It gives a background of the Seminoles and Seminole Wars before talking about archaeological searches in Jupiter.

The author was directly involved in archaeological effort and has a passion for archeology, and is writing about a topic about which not much has been written. That makes it worth reading. But I feel it really could've used more details on the background, more information on the archaeological aspect for those of us with very limited knowledge of archeology, and in general better organization and editing. The author simply doesn't seem to be a very good writer, though he presents some good information. The editing issues are not surprising since the book was locally published.

This book is already a little outdated as well. It was published in 1999. Since then, a great deal of work has been done at Riverbend Park (and even recently finally got "Loxahatchee Battlefield Park" appended to its name). I know the author has been active in those efforts and is involved in monthly tours and events at the park related to the battle.
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