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Rebellion February 1, 1837     
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Seminole woman and child, circa 1905
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Seminole woman with baby, circa 1905. Original copyright by John Chamberlin. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-112857.
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After two months in Florida, Jesup had captured 150 Seminoles -- ten times more than his predecessors over the previous year. Yet virtually all of his prisoners were "non-combatants," women and children.

As Jesup soon learned, however, women and children proved very effective as hostages.

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Sources: ASPMA 7: 820-32, Giddings Exiles 137-39, Childs 2: 373.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
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Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion