Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Osceola (1804-38), a Seminole chief, was born in Georgia, but when quite young went with his mother to Florida, where he attained a high post among the Indians. In 1835 his daughter - he had married a fugitive slave - was seized as a slave. His threats of revenge gained punishment for him at the hands of General Thompson, and six months later he killed the general and others. He then put himself at the head of a band of his men, destroyed a military force that was sent against him, and held his own for two years, being then seized while under the protection of a flag of truce. He was imprisoned in Fort Moultrie till his death the next year.