Rebellion October 11, 1850     
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Coacoochee, or Wildcat. Engraving by N. Orr for Joshua Giddings' Exiles of Florida, based on Orr's previous engraving for Lt. Sprague's 1848 history.
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Fort Smith Herald report on Coacoochee's 1850 visit to Indian Territory

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Coacoochee’s visit to the Indian Territory attracted attention from newspapers throughout the region, as in this report from the Fort Smith Herald of October 11, 1850:

It appears that the return of Wild Cat to the Seminole country has produced a great deal of excitement in the Creek Nation. Five or six hundred Creeks started off a few days ago from the Creek Nation to arrest him, but from some cause they turned back when within forty miles of him. He has free intercourse with all the roving bands of the prairies, and wields a powerful influence wherever he goes. He is a proud ambitious fellow, and prides himself on his cunning and sagacity. What his present visit will amount to we shall soon find out.

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Sources: Fort Smith Herald, October 11, 1850, as cited in Foreman Five 264. ©
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
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Second Exodus
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Duval's Desserts
Indian Killers
End of an Era
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