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"Roll of the Indians at Tampa Bay, May 1st, 1841". Handwritten document in brown ink with blue ink additions.
List (removal list) of Seminoles present in the Tampa Bay (presumably Fort Brooke) area in May 1841, many of whom would be removed to the West, at the time of the Second Seminole War.
The manuscript is a single sheet of paper, folded in half lengthwise to form four pages. The manuscript is divided into two sections. The first three pages are entitled, "Roll of the Indians at Tampa Bay, May 1st, 1841," and the last page is entitled, "Roll of Indian Negroes." The manuscript lists a total of 254 individuals. Many are listed by name, while others are listed by relation including wife, sister, daughter, or child.
The first section is subdivided into four groups labeled, Mickasukies [sic], Seminoles, Tallehassees [sic], and Creeks . In this first section, the column headings of recorded information are, "Chief's Name", "Names of the Men", "Names of the Women", "Names of the Children", "Total", and "Remarks". The column headings for the second section are labeled, "Head of Family", "Names of Men", "Names of Women", "Names of Children", "No." [total], and "Remarks".
Names listed in the Miccosukee group include Cosa Tusteneggee, Ockfuske Hadjo, Chitto ya-hola, Holacta Tusteneggee, Cosa Emathlai, Its-has Hadjo, Sonucke-ya-hola, Emartla Thoccuchee, Chocote Tusteneggee, Force Hadjo, H-Wai-Mathlai, Saco-Way-Kinnee, Holacta Mico.
Names listed in the Seminole group include Mico Mechassee, Force Ya-hola, Hillis Hadjo, Abiak Hadjo, Choas Taye Hadjo, Halleck Ya-hola, Chitto Hadjo, Haleck Fixico, Choas Taye Emathlai, Alee-Tikee, Necoce Launy, Force Hadjujee, Etalo Fixico, Lacta Hadjo, Che Fixico, Octiache Hadjo, Octiache Emarltai, Lewalla Pitse, Ho-atela, Lacta ya-hola, Contal Hadjo, Necoce Hadjo, Costa Chopko, Emartluchee, Cotesus Mico, Necoce Hadjo, Powhos Hadjo, Cotesus Hadjo, Lefica, Poketa, Toke Botse Fixico, Cote Sussee Emarltai, Ya Hadjo. Names listed in the Tallahassee group include H-O-Vic Hadjo, Its Hasua.
Names listed in the Creek group include Coacuchee Emathlai, Cotsa Tustenecuchee, Noke Sucke Emarltai, Holacta Emartluchee, Yia Emathlai, Hotalke Tusteneggee, Ho-Bi Tusteneggee, Coacuchee, Mieo Fixico.
Names listed in the "Roll of Indian Negroes" section include Sampson, Billy, Isaac, Cyrus, Tony Barnett, Primus, John Philip.
Produced and signed by one Army Colonel Pinkney Lugenbeel. Research revealed that Colonel Lugenbeel was a well-known career military officer who entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1835, served in Florida during the Second Seminole War in 1840 and 1841, and retired in 1882.