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Accession number 2012.37
Catalog Number 2012.37.1
Object Name Print
Scope & Content Print from an original oil painting by Johnny G. Montgomery. The print is unframed

Artist description included in accession file:
"Billy's Territory
Billy Bowlegs, (Holata Mico) was the leader of the Third Seminole War (1855-1858). The Seminoles were a peaceful people. The Southerners wanted their rich lands. Runaway slaves taking sanctuary among the Indians further ignited the situation. The Seminoels went on the warpath when a U.S. Army survey team destroyed crops belonging to Billy's band. One of Billy Bowlegs advisor and interpreter was Ben Bruner, a black Seminole. (Bruner is one of two bands of black Seminoles or freedmen that moved to Oklahoma after the treaties were signed. Part of Billy's band did not surrender, they became the unconquered, the mikasukis."
Creator Johnny G. Montgomery
Title Billy's Territory
Date August 2012
Catalog date 2013-01-04
Condition Excellent
Imagefile 039\2012371.JPG