War Chief of the Seminoles Author:May McNeer During the Seminole War, more than one hundred years ago, Osceola's war cry was often heard in the woods and swamps of Florida. A just man himself, Osceola was fighting to win justice for his people, the tribes who had settled Florida in the 17th century and whose land was being coveted by penniless "borderers" and wealthy plantation owners. Ski... more »rmishes and attacks at last burst into a war that, because of Osceola's skillful leadership, became the most difficult campaign ever undertaken by the United States Army against the Indians.
May McNeer is especially well equipped to undertake the biography of Osceola, for she is the great-granddaughter of the doctor who cared for the famous Seminole chief during his last illness. Stories of Osceola filled Miss McNeer's childhood, and the family still preserves the chief's pipe, silver ornament, and a lock of his hair.« less