Rebellion November 1837     
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Cell in Fort Marion
Postcard photo of a cell at Fort Marion, aka el Castillo de San Marcos. Photo circa 1900, the Detroit Publishing Company. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-13289.
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Plantation slaves were defecting, but John Horse's closest followers had not surrendered. These "Seminole Negroes" formed the core of the black resistance, and they remained at large, living on roots and berries, some maintaining whole families in the swamps where they held fast to a perilous freedom. What would happen to them now that John Horse and the leading militants were in prison? And what would happen to John Horse? With no guerilla force behind him, how could he secure his own future, let alone the welfare of his followers?

What could he do? Against all odds, he dreamed of the impossible. Then he acheived it.

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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