Rebellion March 4-9, 1841     
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A Seminole captive, misidentified as Osceola, possibly Coacoochee
Described posthumously as "The Capture of Osceola," this 1841 painting quite likely depicts the capture of Coacoochee instead. Scholars have attributed the work to Captain Seth Eastman, while noting that neither the timing of Eastman's service nor the appearance of the subject suggest Osceola. Both, in fact, point to Coacoochee, the most prominent chief taken during Eastman's tenure in Florida.
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Coacoochee's twelve-year-old daughter was in camp as a prisoner. As soon as she heard her father's voice, wrote Lt. Sprague, the girl ran from her tent to join him, 

"[A]nd with the instinct peculiar to her race, brought him musket-balls and powder, pieces of cartridges which she had found around the camp and secreted, anticipating her father's arrival."

Finding the girl alive and well cared for, Coacoochee wept. From this point on, he began to negotiate his surrender.

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Sources: Sprague Origin 258-60.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
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 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
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