Rebellion October 27, 1837     
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Entrance to Fort Marion
Sally port of Fort Marion, main entrance. Photographed between 1861-65 by Samuel A. Cooley. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-B8171-3589 DLC.
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What did John Horse feel as he marched into the fort? Just five months earlier, he probably could have secured liberty for himself and his family, as Abraham had done. Instead, he had boldly decided to renew hostilities, helping lead the flight of 700 allies from Fort Brooke. John Horse had opted to fight for a larger freedom. Now he could only watch, as his hopes were sealed behind six feet of stone.

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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
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion