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?
Porter Black 96.
Part 2, War: l