Chief Wild Cat
Chief Coacoochee, or "Wild Cat," was the son of Chief King Philip.Wild Cat led the last pitched battle of the second Seminole War at Okeechobee in 1838.
Two years earlier Coacoochee had been captured under a white flag while negotiating
the release of his father Chief King Philip. He escaped from the fortress at St. Augustine by squeezing through a hole measuring 8 by 18 inches. His escape so inspired his people it is said to have prolonged the war five more years.
"My father Chief King Philip told me I was made from the sands of Florida and when buried the Seminoles would dance around my grave"
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