FLOR500, Garden 417 Holata Micco (Billy Bowlegs), Seminole Leader (1810–1859) When an army surveying team invaded his home territory, taking some banana trees from his abandoned camp, Holata Micco recognized another attempt at Indian removal, and he responded to the threat with force. He led an attack and the Third Seminole War began. In 1858 he agreed to go with his people to Oklahoma, which ended the final armed conflict between the Seminoles and the U.S. government without a treaty.
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Holata Micco (Billy Bowlegs), Seminole Leader 

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Holata Micco (Billy Bowlegs), Seminole Leader 

(1810–1859)

When an army surveying team invaded his home territory, taking some banana trees from his abandoned camp, Holata Micco recognized another attempt at Indian removal, and he responded to the threat with force. He led an attack and the Third Seminole War began. In 1858 he agreed to go with his people to Oklahoma, which ended the final armed conflict between the Seminoles and the U.S. government without a treaty.



 




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