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Rebellion March 6, 1837     
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Signature names on the Articles of Capitulation at Fort Dade
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Record of the signature page for the Articles of Capitulation at Fort Dade, with John Horse's signature as "John Ca-wy-ya," dated March 6, 1837. This comes from Sprague's 1848 account of the war, which printed many of the war department's official records. 
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Peace

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.

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Sources: Kieffer 162, Porter Black 77-78.
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
+ Deceit
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Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion