Second Seminole War (69 words)

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As one consequence of the Indian Removal Act (1830), increased pressure was brought on the Seminoles to give up the reservation to which they had been confined since their defeat in the First Seminole War (1817-18). The Seminole, led by Chief Osceola, resisted fiercely and fought a protracted war in the Everglades but after some seven years the Seminole were finely defeated. The surviving remnant followed the Cherokee into Oklahoma.

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Editors. "Second Seminole War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4742, accessed 23 September 2017.]


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  1. First Peoples in North America

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