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Tiger Tail


The career of Thlocklo Tustenuggee (Fish Warrior), better known by his nickname of Tiger Tail, who was one of the most determinedly hostile of the Seminole chiefs in the war of 1835-42, may be of no great importance. It has, however, already received sufficient attention to justify, it would seem, the addition of new information. The standard account, found in Sprague, is that he died, perhaps of homesickness, shortly after his transportation from Florida. It has, however, been more recently asserted that Tiger Tail never left Florida, but, substituting one of his. warriors, who had been beaten into unrecognizability in a drunken brawl, himself succeeded in slipping away into the Everglades.