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Rebellion March 24, 1838     
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Aerial view of the Big Cypress Swamp
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Aerial view of Big Cypress Swamp, Photographed in 1923 by John Henry Davis. Florida Photographic Collection.
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On March 24th, Zachary Taylor and Abraham were instructed to take the news of Jesup's proclamation to John Horse and the black holdouts. They were camped deep in the swamps, near their Indian friends Alligator and Coacoochee.

What would John Horse do? He had defined himself in war, rising to become the leader of the black resistance. Could he now accept the promise of peace?

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Sources: Porter Black 96.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Resistance
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
Post-Script
Deportation
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion