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Author Hatch, Thom, 1946-

Title Osceola and the great Seminole war : a struggle for justice and freedom / Thom Hatch.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Osceola HAT    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 322 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-308) and index.
Contents The Creek refugees -- Black Drink Singer -- Treachery at Moultrie Creek -- Payne's Landing betrayal -- Osceola declares war -- Battle of the Withlacoochee -- Generals in confusion -- Osceola defends his territory -- Jesup's new strategy -- Final betrayal -- Gone to be with the spirits -- Osceola's war -- Appendix 1. Treaty of Fort Jackson -- Appendix 2. Treaty with the Florida Tribes of Indians, 1823 (Moultrie Creek) -- Appendix 3. Treaty with the Seminole, 1832 (Payne's Landing) -- Appendix 4. Treaty of Fort Gibson.
Summary "When he died in 1838, Seminole warrior Osceola was the most famous Native American in the world. Born a Creek, Osceola was driven from his home to Florida by General Andrew Jackson where he joined the Seminole tribe. Their paths would cross again when President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act that would relocate the Seminoles to hostile lands and lead to the return of the slaves who had joined their tribe. Outraged Osceola declared war. This vivid history recounts how Osceola led the longest, most expensive, and deadliest war between the U.S. Army and Native Americans and how he captured the imagination of the country with his quest for justice and freedom. Insightful, meticulously researched, and thrillingly told, Thom Hatch's account of the Great Seminole War is an accomplished work that finally does justice to this great leader"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Osceola, Seminole chief, 1804-1838.
Seminole Indians -- Biography.
Seminole Indians -- Wars.
Seminole Indians -- History.
Seminole Indians -- Government relations.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
ISBN 9780312355913 (hardback)
0312355912 (hardback)

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