Rebellion May - June 1818     
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Black Seminole and a Seminole Indian
Black Seminole and Seminole Indian. Details of an engraving from the First Seminole War, 1817-18. Florida Photographic Collection.
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First War

Like their Indian allies, the Black Seminoles had suffered a crushing defeat. Their settlements had been burned and looted. Families were broken up and survivors forced south into Florida's uncharted interior. After losing almost 300 warriors at the Negro Fort, the maroons had faced little choice but to fight defensively. Perhaps their sole consolation was that they survived and would live to fight another day. For John Horse and a generation born of war, that day would come soon enough.

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Part 1, Early Years: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 - Early Years: 1832-1838
+ World at Birth
+ Encroaching America
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Andrew Jackson
Negro Fort
First War
+ A New Country
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion