His youth coincided with a period of nativist revival that strongly influenced his political views. After 1805, the ideas of Tecumseh
and his brother Tenskwatawa sparked a return to Indian traditions and a renewed militancy against white culture. Starting in Ohio, Tecumseh's movement spread far to the north but found its principal expression in Alabama and then in Florida. In his adolescence, Osceola became an initiate of the revivalists. In this, he was surely influenced by the dominant event of his childhood, the Creek War (1813-14).
Wickman xx, Hodge 729-30.
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