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Rebellion November - December 1835     
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St. Augustine public square, 1835
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View of the public square in St. Augustine. Engraving published in The American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge, June 1835. Florida Photographic Collection.
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While Thompson gave rifles to Osceola, the citizens of Florida boasted that the Seminoles were too weak to pose a threat. "It is confidently hoped," wrote one journalist, "that ten years intercourse with the whites has so far corrupted and demoralized the Seminoles as to make them incapable of protracted resistance." If war should come, predicted the editors of the Niles Register,

"[T]he miserable creatures will be speedily swept from the face of the earth."

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Sources: Mahon 122, Niles' Weekly Register Jan 9 1836 49: 313, 329.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
Jackson's Rise
Payne's Landing
Creek Country
Seminole Outrage
Osceola
Before the Storm
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion