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Unknown Billy Bowlegs and the Florida War.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04201 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Broadsides Date: 30 May 1858 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Illustrated supplement to The Picayune newspaper. Describes its contents as a "faithful portrait of Billy Bowlegs, the last King of the Everglades." Explains activities in the Seminole Wars since 1835 and dubs Bowlegs a "keen, cunning and determined warrior." Illustrated with an engraving by Stevens Engraving, made from a photograph by J.H. Clark, which depicts the Seminole Indian chief holding a rifle.

People: Bowlegs, Billy, 1808?-1863 or 4.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Seminole War, American Indian History, Military History, Journalism

Sub Era: Age of Jackson