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 (ŏs′ē-ō′lə, ō′sē-) 1804?-1838.
Seminole leader who resisted the American government's removal of his people from Florida in the 1830s. He died in prison after being tricked into surrendering (1837).


(ˌɒs iˈoʊ lə, ˌoʊ seɪ-)

1804–38, U.S. Indian leader: chief of the Seminole tribe.
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The June 5, 2014 exhibit will feature traditional Seminole Indian cuisine and Mike Osceola, a descendant of Chief Osceola, who led the Seminoles against the United States during the Seminole Wars.
Created in 1931 by President Hoover, Osceola National Forest comprises about 200,000 acres and is named in honor of famed Seminole Chief Osceola.
His face decorated with war paint, a man dressed as Chief Osceola, a 19th-century Seminole warrior and the Florida State University (FSU) mascot, gallops across the football field.
Before the first players take the field at a Florida State University football game, a student dressed as Chief Osceola, a 19th-century Seminole warrior, rides a horse to the 50-yard line and throws a flaming spear into the ground.
Under their noble chief Osceola,a fine military strategist and a fiery orator, theSeminoles fought a war against the USA from 1837 until1842.
He's already warned his teammates what to expect before the game, when Florida State's mascot, Chief Osceola, comes out on his horse, Renegade.
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