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Rebellion December 1835     
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Map of Florida
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Detail from "An Exact Map of North and South Carolina, & Georgia, with East and West Florida, from the latest discoveries," created circa 1800, exact date unknown. Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library - University of Georgia Libraries.
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Word of Emathla's murder sent panic around the Territory. Minor skirmishes kept tensions high throughout December. Then, a week before Christmas, eighteen years of frustration erupted in violence, as the Seminoles launched one of the most coordinated attacks by Native Americans or blacks in U.S. history.

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Sources: Mahon 101.
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
+ Revenge
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"Massacre"
Withlacoochee
Key Actors
Florida
Slave Uprising
Army Response
National Mood
Distractions
Seminole Success
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion