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Rebellion March 4-9, 1841     
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Coacoochee, or Wildcat
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Coacoochee, or Wildcat. Engraving by N. Orr for Joshua Giddings' Exiles of Florida, based on Orr's previous engraving for Lt. Sprague's 1848 history.
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The most famous Indian he helped bring in was Coacoochee. By 1841, Coacoochee was considered the prize of the remaining warriors. John Horse arranged the initial peace talks with his old friend in March. The chief arrived dressed as Hamlet, in a costume that he had plundered from itinerant actors the year before.

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Sources: Sprague Origin 258-60.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
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Atrocities
National Debate
Prosperity
Emigration
Creek Tensions
Endangered Alliance
+ American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion