Most importantly, at Wewoka the Black Seminoles refused to give up their arms. And the Army, despite repeated requests from Marcellus Duval, refused to disarm them. Over the coming months, white and Indian slavers tried to raid the Wewoka settlement, but under John Horse's leadership, the armed blacks drove them away. Marcellus Duval was furious, demanding that John Horse "should have been whipped at least" for one incident. Tensions were escalating. The situation could not last.
Sources: Littlefield Seminoles 138-39, Porter Black 126-7, Mulroy 51-52, Foreman Five 259-60.
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