One of the best-known stories connected with the Seminole War is that the intense hostility of Osceola, the young Indian leader whose name is known in this relationship almost to the exclusion of all others, was in large measure due to the seizure and carrying away into bondage of his young wife, whose mother was a runaway slave. This story is commonly found not only in Florida guide-books and popular accounts of the Seminole Indians, but also in standard histories. It has come to be accepted as a fact requiring no special reference.
Porter, Kenneth W.
"The Episode of Osceola’s Wife,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 26:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol26/iss1/8