Like their Indian allies, the Black Seminoles had suffered a crushing defeat. Their settlements had been burned and looted. Families were broken up and survivors forced south into Florida's uncharted interior. After losing almost 300 warriors at the Negro Fort, the maroons had
faced little choice but to fight defensively. Perhaps their sole consolation was that
they survived and would live to fight another day. For John Horse and a generation born of war, that day would come soon enough.
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