Osceola, the most well-known leader of the seminoles, was born in 1804, in a creek town near tallassee, present-day tuskegee, alabama his creek mother, polly copinger, was married to englishman william powell. Osceola painting by george catlin james mcqueen was a scots-irish fur trader, the first to trade in 1714 with the creek in alabama he became closely involved with the creek and married into the tribe james mcqueen was the great-grandfather of osceola, legendary seminole leader thomas woodward, in 1859, reminiscing about the creek in the. In 1814, after the red stick creek were defeated by united states forces, polly took osceola and moved with other creek refugees from alabama to florida, where they joined the seminole in adulthood, as part of the seminole, powell was given his name osceola. By far the greatest, as well as the most famous leader of the seminole tribe, was chief osceola osceola was born in the upper creek town of tallahassee near present day macon county, alabama, northwest of modern montgomery, in or about 1804.
Osceola was among many creeks who retreated to florida after the creek war (1813-1814) and joined the seminoles during the 1820s, osceola became known as a successful hunter and war leader his warriors defeated us troops in several battles early in the second seminole war. Osceola was not a chief with the heritage of a micanopy or jumper, but his skill as an orator and his bravado in conflict earned him great influence over seminole war actions osceola's death in prison at fort moultrie, sc, was noted on front pages around the world. Osceola, who led the seminole in the second seminole war, is remembered as one of the greatest native-american generals in us history he remains a symbol of indian dignity and resistance ¹ the seminole (creek) who aligned themselves with the americans were called white sticks. Osceola’s great uncle on his mother’s side, peter mcqueen, was chief of talisi, where osceola was born mcqueen became a leader of the red sticks during the creek war of 1813-1814 as that conflict escalated, many creeks fled from alabama to florida among them were osceola and his mother.
The seminole wars, also known as the florida wars, the increasing tensions and the approach of war with great britain led to an end of the american incursion into east florida (under command of brigadier general william mcintosh, a creek chief) on march 15, jackson's army entered florida, marching down the banks of the apalachicola river. John a hendricks, who recorded the first plat of the town of osceola, chose the name probably because the name of chief osceola of the seminole tribe (in florida) had been prominent in the local news of the day. A seminole warrior cloaked in defiance believes he may have been a creek indian who died soon after osceola was born his mother was part muscogee and part caucasian red war paint. The seminole indian war chief osceola (ca 1800-1838) led his tribe's fight against being removed from their lands in florida born about 1800 on the tallapoosa river in the present state of georgia, osceola was a member of the creek nation. Seminole medicine man and war chief osceola osceola (billy powell), medicine man and war chief (1804-1838) , whom i have a direct blood linage to, was born in the creek village of talisi, now known as tallassee, alabama, around the current macon county.
Pleasant porter 1899-1907 rancher, businessman, and the creek nation's last elected principal chief, pleasant porter entered the world on september 26, 1840, in present wagoner county. Osceola was not a chief with the heritage of a micanopy or jumper, but his skill as an orator and his bravado in conflict earned him great influence over seminole war actions osceola's capture, under a controversial flag of truce offered by gen thomas jessup, remains today one of the blackest marks in american military history. Newspapers have osceola fighting in the 1836 creek war or credited with other deeds that he could not have possibly done now i know that this is not exactly hard historical research and more along the lines of soft science, but there are oral histories from seminoles and descendants of osceola. Osceola was born in creek country in georgia about 1803 his father was a british trader and his mother the daughter of creek chief he was said to have had a european appearance because his grandfather was scottish.
The second seminole indian war began on december 28, 1935 when osceola and a band of warriors killed the indian agent and four other whites at fort king on the same day, chief micanopy warriors attacked major dade and his troops, killing major dade and 105 of his 108 men. Peter mcqueen-talmuches halcho creek chief of the tallassees and was a leader in the creek war born( proably 1780) on the line creekin montgomery county, alabamadied after1818 he married elizabeth durant, daughter of sophia mcgillivary and benjamin durant. Osceola the seminole indian war chief osceola (ca 1800-1838) led his tribe's fight against being removed from their lands in florida born about 1800 on the tallapoosa river in the present state of georgia, osceola was a member of the creek nation.
1835-1842 – second seminole war – under chief osceola, the seminole resumed fighting for their land in the florida everglades osceola was captured and they were nearly eliminated 1836-1875 – comanche wars – on the southern plains, primarily in the texas republic, there were many conflicts with the comanche the us military instituted official campaigns against the comanche in 1867. Osceola, also known as billy powell (1804 – january 30, 1838), became an influential leader and war chief of the seminole in florida of mixed parentage: creek, scots-irish, and english, he was raised by his mixed-race mother in the creek tribe. The seminole wars the first seminole war following the war of 1812 between the united states and britain, american slave owners came to florida in search of runaway african slaves and indians. Osceola [asi yoholo = black drink singer] [william powell], war chief 1835/1837, born 1804 in the village of tallassee, alabama, stepson of william powell, a white trader of the tallasse area and polly copinger, his family moved to florida in 1813, he opposed the forced removal of the seminoles to indian territory (now in oklahoma), fought in.