The Seminole allies survived, but sad news soon reached them. After the escape from Fort Marion, the Army had moved Osceola to Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. There, his health rapidly deteriorated. On January 30th, sensing that the end was near, the chief asked his favorite wives to attire him in full war dress -- moccasins, belt, bullet pouch, knives, three ostrich plumes, a turban, and silver spurs. That evening he died in his cell, attended by his family and curious officers. The causes of death were listed as malaria and quinsy.
Wickman 95-103, Walton 169.
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