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Comanche War Party by Catlin

Comanche War Party on the March
Oil painting by George Catlin, 184648, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Known in Mexico as los mascogos, the Black Seminoles became famous border guards, joining Seminole Indians to defend Northern Mexico from frontier Indians, mainly Comanches and Apaches. It was a hard life, complicated by American slavers, who continued to pursue the maroons in Mexico.

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