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Osceola

(c. 1800—1839)


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(c. 1800–39)

Seminole chief. During the Seminole War (1835–42), Osceola, an extremely capable military leader, held off US attempts to remove his tribe to the west for three years. Frustrated by his successful resistance in the Florida Everglades, General Jessup offered Osceola safe conduct to a peace conference, but treacherously imprisoned him at Fort Moultrie near Charleston, where he died.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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