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Rebellion March 6, 1837     
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Sketch of Fort Harlee
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Pencil sketch of Fort Harllee by Lt. J.C. Ives, September 20, 1837. Fort Dade, the site of the March negotiations, would have looked much like this picket structure, which was typical of the temporary posts that the Army constructed during the war. Florida Photographic Collection.
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By March 6th, Abraham had persuaded the principal chiefs representing the nation to meet with Jesup. After hearing the general out, the chiefs signed an agreement to cease hostilities and emigrate west by early June. When notified of the agreement, Osceola reportedly "folded his arms and walked away." But even Osceola respected the armistice.

It was remarkable. Where four previous generals had failed, Jesup had succeeded -- and in a matter of months. How?

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Sources: Giddings Exiles 139, A&NC 4: 220, 236, ASPMA 7: 833-34.
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
+ Deceit
spacer spacer General Jesup
Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion