Video: Seminole – the Unconquered – Overview of Florida Seminole history

Click here to view this very interesting video from POOF.

Note:  Oceola’s real name . . . or actually his political position . . .  was Ase Yohola.   These Muskogee words mean “Sacred Black Drink – Caller.”  In other words, he was not a mikko, but an elected leader of a regional council, whose most important responsibility was the brewing of yaupon holly leaves in to a tea that was used in ceremonies.  Today the position of Yahvla (Yahola) primarily means that this person is the Speaker of the town or tribal council.