Rebellion December 1837     
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Sam Jones' camp in the Everglades
"Sam Jones' Village." This 1841 watercolor by Seth Eastman depicts the camp about three years after John Horse escaped to it, and just two months before Sam Jones deserted it. Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
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Osceola and King Philip had been too ill to join the escape, but apart from them, the leading militants were once again free. Warriors on the verge of surrender returned to the field and joined the rebels in their flight. The resistance was reborn. 

The rebels fled south, eventually making their way deep into the Everglades to a remote settlement associated with Arpeika, the famous Mikasuki war chief known to the whites as Sam Jones.

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Sources: Sprague Origin 219-20.
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
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion