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Rebellion November 1836     
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A remote scene on the Ocklahawa River circa 1880
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"Great Cypress Pass on the Oklawaha River," circa 1880, a scene near one of the remote sites associated with John Horse on Lake Ocklahawa. Florida Photographic Collection.
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Seminole Success

John Horse's family was presumably secure in the interior. The Seminole alliance appeared strong. But what did John Horse expect in the months to come? Did he really believe that the Seminoles could defeat Jackson's army? Did he think that the blacks would be allowed to remain under the lenient Seminole system -- armed, and for all intents and purposes, free? History does not record his hopes at this critical juncture. Jackson's next move, however, was clear -- he was sending a new general to Florida.

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Sources: Tucker 77, Remini 3: 310-11.
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