Marcellus Osceola Jr., 44, lives on the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation and is an entrepreneur who previously was elected to the tribal council and the board of directors, tribe spokesman Gary Bitner said in a news release.
On December 28, 1835,… Led by their dynamic chief Osceola (q.v.), the Seminole warriors hid their families in the Everglades…
The Seminoles are led by Osceola in the Battle of Withlacoochee. Another band slays Major Francis Dade and kills 105 soldiers en route to Fort King (Ocala). The Second Seminole War begins. Seminoles attack soldiers under the command of General Gaines at Withlacoochee River.
He became an adviser to Micanopy, the principal chief of the Seminole from 1825 to 1849. Osceola led the Seminole resistance to removal until he was captured on October 21, 1837, by deception, under a flag of truce, when he went to a site near Fort Peyton for peace talks.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
Once a month, every man, woman and child in the tribe gets a check for $1,000 – up from $300 a year ago. The money is generated from the tribe’s gaming tables, with revenue divided equally among members after expenses.
Death of Geronimo Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill on February 17, 1909.
These American Indian people are well known for their beautiful woodcarvings, beadwork, and baskets. The Seminoles obtained food by farming, hunting, and fishing. Their crops included corn, squash, and beans. They hunted deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, and other game.
Unlike their dealings with other Indian tribes, however, the U.S. government could not force a surrender from the Florida Seminoles. Historians estimate there may have been only a few hundred unconquered Seminole men, women and children left – all hiding in the swamps and Everglades of South Florida.
The Seminoles of Florida call themselves the “Unconquered People,” descendants of just 300 Indians who managed to elude capture by the U.S. army in the 19th century. Today, more than 2,000 live on six reservations in the state – located in Hollywood, Big Cypress, Brighton, Immokalee, Ft.
The ‘Indian Problem’ In the southeastern United States, many Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek and Cherokee people embraced these customs and became known as the “Five Civilized Tribes.”
Collectively, these battles came to be known as the First Seminole War. Americans reacted to these confrontations by sending Andrew Jackson to Florida with an army of about 3,000 men. Jackson was successful in his attacks and left many dead and dying Seminole behind in their destroyed villages.
General Wiley Thompson, as an Indian agent, oversaw and helped coordinate the removal of the Seminole tribe from Florida. In written history, he’s been sold as a friend of Osceola and the Seminole tribe, but he was nothing of the sort.
The head was lost during a fire in 1866. Today, Dr. Weedon is a forgotten man, as is General Jesup, but the name Osceola lives on. Not only is it one of the most popular names among the Indians themselves, it enjoys enormous popularity as a place name.
During the 1830s, Osceola, a Seminole warrior, led members of his tribe in Florida in a valiant attempt to resist the US Army’s efforts to forcibly deport them to a reservation west of the Mississippi River.