Rebellion February - April 1850     
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Comanche warriors riding out under a white flag
Detail of "Comanche Warriors, with White Flag, Receiving the Dragoons." Oil painting by George Catlin, 1834-1835. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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The allies next camped in Comanche country on the Llano River outside of Fredericksburg, Texas. Most likely, the Comanches were allies at this point -- few groups would have dared stay in the region had the situation been otherwise. The eastern Comanches, who lived on the Texas frontier, may have been especially drawn to Coacoochee's vision of a confederation for self-defense against encroaching whites.

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Sources: Foreman Five 262, Banta 54-55, Webb 133-34.
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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New Frontier
Cross to Freedom
New Horizon
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion