|Place of death||New Orleans, Louisiana|
Thlocklo Tustenuggee (also known as Thlocko, Thlocco, and Tiger Tail) was one of the most prominent Seminole leaders in the Second Seminole War. He spoke English fluently, and also spoke Muscogee. Tustenuggee was one of the three leaders of the 300 Seminoles who fought in the battle that became known as the Dade Massacre. During the war, he and Halleck Tustenuggee, another prominent Seminole leader in the war, met with General Walker Keith Armistead to negotiate, but negotiations broke down and the war resumed. As the war waned, Armistead used money to bribe several Seminole leaders to surrender, but Tustenuggee refused to be bribed and he continued to lead his band in fighting. When the war ended, his Seminole band was one of the few that remained in Florida. In 1843, Tustenuggee and 26 of his followers were forcibly migrated from Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. They were transported by the USS Lawrence along with 65 other Native Americans and three black slaves. Tustenuggee then committed suicide by swallowing powdered glass. His death was reported in newspapers, as were the deaths of other prominent Native American leaders who died in connection with the Trail of Tears.
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- ↑ Adam Wasserman (2009). A People's History of Florida, 1513-1876: How Africans, Seminoles, Women, and Lower Class Whites Shaped the Sunshine State. p. 300. ISBN 1442167092.
- ↑ Ralph Van Blarcom (2011). Seminole War Artifacts and a History of the Forts of Florida. Xlibris. p. 24. ISBN 1462877435.
- ↑ Ron Field (2009). The Seminole Wars, 1818-58. Osprey Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 1846034612.
- ↑ Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr.; James W. Parins (2011). Encyclopedia of American Indian Removal. ABC-CLIO. pp. 214–15. ISBN 0313360413.
- ↑ Edwin C. McReynolds (1957). The Seminoles. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 237. ISBN 0806112557.
- ↑ Merab-Michal Favorite (2013). Bradenton. Arcadia Publishing. p. 43. ISBN 0738590789.
- ↑ James Leitch Wright (1990). Creeks & Seminoles: The Destruction and Regeneration of the Muscogulge People. University of Nebraska Press. p. 287. ISBN 0803297289.
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