Rebellion September 9, 1842     
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Camp Supply, Indian Territory
"Camp Supply, Indian Territory." Engraving depicting the site for disbursing rations to the Oklahoma Indians, situated near Beaver River and Wolf Creek along the North Fork of the Canadian. From Harper's Weekly, Feb. 27, 1869. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-112669.
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Coacoochee and more than 1500 Seminoles were squatting on Cherokee lands, drawing Army rations. They wanted a separate Seminole territory, where they could live without submitting to Creek laws. Only in this way could the blacks and Indians live as they had in Florida. Coacoochee was adamant: he had not left Florida just so his followers could become subjects of the Creeks.

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Sources: Mulroy 36, Hitchcock 138, Foreman Five 223-25, Foreman Indian 370.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
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National Debate
Creek Tensions
Endangered Alliance
+ American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion