Representing the Indian chief Alligator, John Horse signed the treaty under his Seminole name, "John Cavallo." According to oral history, he was, like Osceola, highly skeptical of the agreement. The very fact that he signed at all, however,
demonstrated that he had won a new level of respect. Unlike Abraham, John Horse had not been
regarded as a leader before the conflict. He had won his recognition through fighting. His name on the document vindicated hundreds of
black rebels who had cast their lot with the Seminoles.
Kieffer 162, Porter Black 77-78. ©
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