FLOR500, Garden 439 Täl-la-häs-ke Fustvstvnuke (Tallahassee), Seminole Leader (1835–ca. 1925) Nephew of Chupco, he succeeded him as chief in 1877. He was a teenager during the Third Seminole War and led his band of twenty people through the turn of the century. He and his family lived in Polk County near today’s Lake Pierce, where a commemorative monument still stands. He was more than 90 years old when he died in Hungry Land, northeast of Okeechobee.
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Täl-la-häs-ke Fustvstvnuke (Tallahassee), Seminole Leader

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Täl-la-häs-ke Fustvstvnuke (Tallahassee), Seminole Leader 

(1835–ca. 1925)

Nephew of Chupco, he succeeded him as chief in 1877. He was a teenager during the Third Seminole War and led his band of twenty people through the turn of the century. He and his family lived in Polk County near today’s Lake Pierce, where a commemorative monument still stands. He was more than 90 years old when he died in Hungry Land, northeast of Okeechobee.   



 




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