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Bill Osceola 426

Posted By sephora jusma, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Garden Site: Greynolds Park
Address:17530 W Dixie Way

Bill Osceola was born in 1919 and lived by his word until the day he passed away in 1995. Bill Osceola was one of the leaders of Seminole Tribe. He built up the tribe's business and created groundwork for all the operations today. Me and some friends decided to plant the flower in dedication of Osceola in Greynold Park. The reason we chose this park is because it has a significant meaning to the Seminole Indian Tribe. According to my research, they used this land, which is now Greynolds Park, as a trading post and a source of supplies for early Miami-Dade settlers. This was the perfect place to plant the flower. My goal is to come back in a month or so to see if the flower has blossomed. With the respect of the park, we planted the flower along of the side of the Boat House located in the back of the park. The purpose of planting the flower is for people that's passing by can see the flower and learn more about Osceola. Osceola represents unity and peace, which is important to have in the community. As I planted the seeds, I felt proud and honored to give dedication back to one of the important Seminole Indians in history. Bill Osceola always want for young people to learn about the Seminole Indian Tribe. With the flower, I'm hoping for more people to learn about it own their own.

Portrait of Osceola by George S. Catlin (1838). Located in Florida Memory

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