Rebellion 1800 - 1835     
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The culture may have been most visible in the Black Seminole towns, which bore the stamp of their African origins. By John Horse's youth, maroons had established more than a dozen settlements in Florida where they maintained a distinct cultural identity. Place names like Mulatto Girl's Town, Piliklakaha, and Buckra Woman's Town* all revealed a strong black influence. Maroons are also believed to have named the Suwannee River from an African phrase nsub-wanyi, Bantu for "my house, my home."

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Sources: Mulroy 19-26, Rivers 197.
Part 1, Early Years: Outline  l  Images
*Buckra was an African-derived term of disparagement for a white owner. Mulroy traces Piliklahaha to the Kongo.
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 - Early Years: 1832-1838
+ World at Birth
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Seminole Slavery
Living Conditions
Afro-Indian Culture
+ Encroaching America
+ A New Country
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion