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Seminole Capitulation, 1837

Identifier: 141

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The final capitulation of the Seminole Nation, March 18, 1837, to Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup by Principal Chief Micanopy. Micanopy, who was held hostage, authorized his chiefs, Jumper, Holahtoochee, and Yaholoochee to act in his stead.

This four page document was signed at Camp Dade by the deputies and thirty-six officers of the Army of the South. In this capitulation, the Seminoles agree that hostilities will cease and that the entire Seminole Nation will immediately emigrate to western lands assigned to them by the President of the United States. They are guaranteed that they shall be “secure in their lives and property, that their Negroes shall accompany them to the West and that the U.S. Government shall pay for their cattle and ponies a fair evaluation."


  • 1837

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Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

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