Rebellion 1846     
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1834 engraving of a slave plantation
"A slave plantation," wood engraving from the 1834 book, Picture of Slavery in the United States. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-117931.
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Duval's interests were not just ideological. Within a year of his arrival, he was rumored to own illegally captured Black Seminoles on his plantation in Van Buren, Arkansas. It later became known that he and his brother secretly contracted with Indians to secure title to over 260 of the maroons. In exchange, the Duval brothers were slated to receive one-third of the blacks -- a potentially huge economic windfall.

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Sources: Foreman Five 259, Brown 67-68.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
+ American Justice
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"The Hero"
Federal Allies
Southern Enemies
Marcellus Duval
Frontier Justice
American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion