John Bufford's version of Osceola bears almost no
relation to Pierce's, even though it was published in the same year and by the same firm,
no less (Nathaniel Currier's lithography). Bufford based his lithograph on the sketches of Army topographer Vinton,
which were drawn prior to Osceola's capture in 1837. Vinton specialized in geographic details and landscapes, which are faithfully rendered. Osceola, in contrast, appears highly stylized,
in an outfit more becoming of a ballet dancer than a Seminole warrior.
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