Rebellion November 1837     
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Coacoochee or Wild Cat
Coacoochee, or Wild Cat, from N. Orr's engraving for Giddings' Exiles of Florida (1858).
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Coacoochee at the ball

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Coacoochee apparently made his mark on St. Augustine society. Assistant Surgeon Samuel Forry described his appearance at a ball thrown by General Hernandez:

"Coacuchee was the lion of the night, attracting the special attention of the ladies. His remarks were always to the point, prompted by the impulses of nature. A lady and gentleman being introduced to him he enquired if they were married. Being answered that the pair had lately been yoked, he added that she was very pretty, and that her husband no doubt enjoyed her very much, but that after bearing several children, she would scarce be worth having."

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Sources: Motte 282, Forry 88-89.
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
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion

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