FLOR500, Garden 307 Micanopy, Seminole Leader (1780–1849) Micanopy was a leading chief of the Seminoles from 1819–1849. His capital village was Cuscowilla, built at the crossing of two ancient Indian trails, which later became the American settlement of Micanopy, Florida founded in 1821. Micanopy joined younger chiefs such as Osceola, Halpatter Tustenuggee (Alligator), and Coacoochee (Wild Cat) who began the Second Seminole War (1835–1842) when these leaders refused to leave their homeland. In 1837 he began negotiating to move his people to Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma and he eventually joined them there after the war.
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Micanopy, Seminole Leader

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Micanopy, Seminole Leader

(1780–1849)

Micanopy was a leading chief of the Seminoles from 1819–1849. His capital village was Cuscowilla, built at the crossing of two ancient Indian trails, which later became the American settlement of Micanopy, Florida founded in 1821. Micanopy joined younger chiefs such as Osceola, Halpatter Tustenuggee (Alligator), and Coacoochee (Wild Cat) who began the Second Seminole War (1835–1842) when these leaders refused to leave their homeland. In 1837 he began negotiating to move his people to Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma and he eventually joined them there after the war.  





 




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