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Accession number 2007.76
Catalog Number 2007.76.1
Object Name Engraving
Scope & Content Black and white book illustration/engraving (?) of Osceola's capture during the Seminole War. Two images are arranged in an overlapping fashion. The top image shows US soldiers holding Osceola, in spotted clothing (leopard?), at gunpoint as he extends his left arm out to the side. The lower image shows soldiers lying dead in a open area in front of palmetto trees. To either side are small images of teepees and a collection of pipe, bow and arrows, and a tomahawk. Below the images is written, "Incidents of the Seminole Indian War."

The following text is printed on the back of the page:

Incidents in the Seminole War.
For account of the war with the Seminole Indians, see Encyclopedic Index article under Seminole Wars. One of the panels in the preceding illustration shows the capture of Osceola, the leader of the Seminoles. Osceola, a half-breed, rallied the Indian forces under his leadership soon after the outbreak of the war in 1834, but it was not until December 28, 1835, that his strength was realized. On that day, a large band of Seminoles followed Osceola to the place shown on the other preceding panel, and there surprised and killed Major Dade and all of the force of 110 men under him. Osceola was finally captured by General Jessup, while the Indian was under the protection of a flag of truce, the United States commander justifying his action by the fact that Osceola himself had broken treaties on several occasions.

dimensions: 15.1cm x 23.5cm

11-24-13: Chris Kimbal recognizes this engraving as: "Incidents of the Seminole Indian War".
from a book published in 1892 that he saw in the Orlando library: (copy & pasted from their catalog.)

AuthorEllis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916.

TitleThe Indian wars of the United States, from the first settlement at Jamestown, in 1607 to the close of the great uprising of 1890-91... by Edward S. Ellis...

Publication Info.Grand Rapids, Mich., P. D. Farrell & co. [c1892]

Title Incidents of the Seminole Indian War
Catalog date 2007-07-31
Condition Good
Imagefile 021\2007761.JPG