The Hammer of Thor
- Jun 19, 2014
Schit, he was about 1000x more "believable" as an Indian than any of the white actors in 1950's Westerns, and about 10000x more believable than any of those FSU fuktards that have dressed up as Chief Doucheola over the years.
Best I can figure it, Osceola was mostly Scottish and only about 1/4 Native American.
...Osceola was named Billy Powell at his birth in 1804 in the Creek village of Talisi...
...The residents of the original Talisi village and of the current city of Tallassee were a mixture of several ethnicities...
...His mother was Polly Coppinger, a mixed-race Creek woman, and his father was most likely William Powell, a Scottish trader...
...Polly was also of Muscogee and European ancestry, as the daughter of Ann McQueen and Jose Coppinger...
...Ann McQueen was also mixed-race Muscogee Creek; her father, James McQueen, was Scottish. Ann was probably the sister or aunt of Peter McQueen...
...Billy Powell's maternal grandfather, James McQueen, was a ship-jumping Scottish sailor...
All that said, at least they don't dress him like a Plains Indian like they used to back in the day (just get rid of the horse, face paint, and flaming spear and they'll be getting close). I'm not saying he should be wearing a tartan kilt and playing the bagpipes, but at least the cotton tunic is authentic to the Seminole.
Also, Fcuk the 'Noles.