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Accession number 2002.40
Catalog Number 2002.40.1
Object Name Card, Trade
Scope & Content Osceola Gum Trading Card. Colored lithograph. The front of the trading card shows a picture of Osceola's face and a wooden table with a letter pinned to it with a knife. The letter says in red "The only treaty I will execute is with this." At the top of the card printed in blue is "OSCEOLA (Indian Chief)."

The text panel on the back of the card reads:
"No. 9 OSCEOLA (Indian Chief)
Osceola was the Chief of the Seminole Indians. He began a very long war with the white man to prevent his people being turned out of Florida. This war lasted from 1835 until 1842, and many men, Indians and white men were killed during this time.
The Seminoles were not so keen to fight and, in fact, only fought half-heartedly after their leader, Osceola, had been killed.
Once when the white men were trying to make a treaty with Osceola he took out his knife and stuck it into the council table and said that the only treaty he would make was with his knife!
He died in 1838 after he had been captured.
Presented by "Colinville"."

The label on the "stor-safe" plastic case for the trading card reads, "colinville/pioneers/9. Indian Chiefs: Osceola, Gum Card 1959."
Date 1959
Catalog date 2006-02-08
Condition Good
Imagefile 008\2002401.JPG