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Dragoons on the Canadian River, by Catlin

U.S. Dragoons in Indian Territory
Painting by Catlin, 1834-1835, Smithsonian.

During the difficult times out west, U.S. officers and Black Seminoles forged a fascinating partnership, as the black rebels sought army protection and the white officers agreed to defend them from slave raiders. For the blacks, freedom was at stake -- for the officers, justice, order, and honor.

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