Oseola at Lake Monroe during the Armistice, May 1837.

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By Captain John Rogers Vinton, sketch artist.

United States army captain, John R. Vinton, produced the sketch of Oseola at Lake Monroe in 1845, eight years after Osceola died in Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. Osceola was a notable and fierce Seminole war chief who resisted the U.S. government’s efforts to relocate natives from Florida to Okalahoma, after many Seminole chiefs ceded to a truce with U.S. General Thomas Sidney Jesup in May 1837. Osceola was captured in the U.S. camps in October 21, 1837 after being deceived into a “peace council” by Gen. Jesup.

From the Mark F. Boyd Collection.
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