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Rebellion October 27, 1837     
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White Cloth
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White cloth. Contemporary rendering. 
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Earlier that year, Jesup had given the Seminoles white cloth, instructing them to use it as a signal for peace talks. On October 27, he dispatched General Hernandez to meet Osceola under such a cloth -- a white flag of truce. Coacoochee and John Horse had arranged the talk. John Horse was present at the scene, representing Micanopy and most likely serving as Osceola's interpreter.

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Sources: ASPMA 7: 848, Kieffer 177-78, 184-85, Mahon 214-15, Porter Black 83.
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
spacer spacer General Jesup
Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion