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Rebellion December 1835 - January 1836     
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John Horse and Abraham
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John Horse and Abraham. From the engraving of "Gopher John" by N. Orr published in Sprague's 1848 history,  and a newspaper engraving of the Seminole delegation to Washington in 1853. Florida Photographic Collection.
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Withlacoochee

John Horse proved himself "recklessly brave" in the battle. In contrast, Abraham reportedly fled at first fire. As events would soon show, the Seminole allies did not all have equal tastes for fighting. Head chief Micanopy for one preferred diplomacy. It was reported that his warriors had to carry him at gunpoint to the attack on Dade, forcing him to fire the first shot.

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Sources: Tucker 77, Porter Black 46, Mahon 105, Sprague Origin 90, Laumer Dade 180.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
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"Massacre"
Withlacoochee
Key Actors
Florida
Slave Uprising
Army Response
National Mood
Distractions
Seminole Success
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion