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General Info

This engraving purports to depict the "horrid Massacre of the Whites in Florida" from December 1835 to April 1836, when "near Four Hundred (including women and children) fell victim to the barbarity of the Negroes and Indians."

Noteworthy for its frank depiction of black violence, the engraving is one of the only surviving images from early American history that depicts blacks and Indians fighting as allies. The image also appears to capture, in all its melodrama and horror, the initial Southern reaction to the Black Seminole uprising of 1835-36.

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