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Sorrows of the Seminoles

"Sorrows of the Seminoles"
Engraving, 19th-c., Florida Photographic Collection.

In July of 1842, John Horse and his young wife Susan sailed with a contingent of Seminole Indians from Tampa Bay to New Orleans, en route to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Out west, they joined 500 African American refugees who, despite U.S. Army promises, soon faced perilous circumstances. 

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