Coacoochee and more than 1500 Seminoles were squatting on Cherokee lands, drawing Army rations. They wanted a separate Seminole territory, where they could live without submitting to Creek laws. Only in this way could the blacks and Indians live as they had in Florida. Coacoochee was adamant: he had not left Florida just so
his followers could become subjects of the Creeks.
Mulroy 36, Hitchcock 138, Foreman Five 223-25, Foreman Indian 370.
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