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Chapter 13Trail Of Tears11100 Heather Taylor I found chapter thirteen offensive and obscene The things that were done to the Seminole Indians were just unbelievable First the US soldiers steal their land and then they put them on prison ships I had a hard time reading it It starts out by first talking about how much the US soldiers hated the land and the Indians were right at home Then it goes on to talk about General Scott his nick name Old Fuss and Feathers and his Strategy to get the Seminoles into open land but they were way too smart for his to leave the protective cover of the forest they knew so well He then went one to defeat Black Hawk in the Wisconsin Rebellion Major General Gaines however wanted to concentrate the Seminoles in a small area and kill them but there werent enough bullets to go around So several of the chiefs proposed to him to let them stay and the war would stop After deciding to except it he was replaced by General Clinch But General Gaines did save face by first announcing he had ended the SECOND SEMINOLE WAR Women and children went to Fort Brooke for shelter and food For these Seminoles the Trail of Tears began on Egmont Key an island in Tampa Bay kept in a stockade like refractory obstin ately resistant to authority or control cattle they were sent by ships to New Orleans Many Died on the ship but not as many as were dyeing on land Brigadier General Joseph Hernandez ignored Osceola and Coacoochees white truce flag and instead he captured them Osceola built Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine and was afterwards thrown in chains Osceola was diagnosed with Malaria yellow fever Osceola refused Dr Weedons medicine And when he died Dr Weedon Skillfully severed Osceolas head from his neck put both in a coffin tied scarf
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