Monday, November 3, 2008

Rough Draft

In the historical archive I was told Osceola County would be significant to my research on the prehistory of central Florida. This county was named after chief Osceola; he led the Seminoles against a surprise attack on the United States Army. He led the tribe in the second Seminole War in the first battle, which was known as the Dade Massacre. In 1838, Osceola was captured and he died in prison because of malaria.
Also, the Trail of Tears shows how the Americans gave the Native Americans inhumane treatment. This was apart of Andrew Jacksons Indian removal policy, he forced the Native Americans to leave from there territory and move east of the Mississippi. This journey was named the ‘Trail of Tears” because the devastating circumstance of this walk. The Cherokees faced several diseases and hunger throughout this brutal journey, 4,000 out of the 15,000 Native Americans died on the walk towards present day Oklahoma.

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