Osceola - The Unconquered Indian Author:William and Ellen Hartley Osceola, the great Seminole leader, was a man of peace upon whom war was thrust---a war precipitatted by congressional passage of The Indian Removal Bill in 1830, which was designed to shift southeastern Indians to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi. Amoung the tribes facing removal were the Seminoles of Florida, who had already been force... more »d to occupy an inadequate reservation.
Seminole resistance to removal centered around the handsome, powerful, and brilliant young warrior, Asi-Yaholo, or Osceola, as white men called him. He was neither a chief nor an hereditary Seminole. A refugee from the Creek War of 1813-1814, he had migrated from Alabama to Florida with a band of Creek fugitives. After the First Seminole War in 1818, he joined the Seminoles, married a lovely girl called Morning Dew, and hoped for peace.
This book is an eloquent and inspiring testament to one man's singular courage and dedication to the cause of his people. and it has its sad ironic parallels in twentieth century America where the Indian is still fighting for his rightful place in society.« less