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Rebellion 1849     
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Mexico in the 1850s
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Map of Mexico published in 1856. Created by G.W. Colton. David Rumsey Map Collection, www.davidrumsey.com.
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Coacoochee originally thought that his confederation could be based in the Indian Territory. When he lost his bid to head the Seminoles, however, he looked further south. Mexico was trying to lure military colonists to its sparsely populated northern frontier. The country wanted settlers to defend the north from Indian raids. In exchange for civil defense, Mexico was offering land, provisions, and tools.

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Sources: Foreman Five 260, Stout 28-30, McReynolds 257.
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
+ American Justice
+ A New Frontier
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Wewoka
New Frontier
Flight
Cross to Freedom
New Horizon
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion