Rebellion June 6, 1848     
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U.S. Capitol, 1846
United States Capitol circa 1846. The Capitol housed the Attorney General in the 1840s. Daguerreotype by John Plumbe. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-3595.
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In June, the situation reached a climax on the national stage. Two years earlier, the Creeks had referred the legal status of the Black Seminoles to the U.S. Attorney General. They did this under the special provision of their 1845 treaty. Presidents Tyler and Polk both managed to delay the ruling, fearing its political consequences. Finally, in June of 1848, Polk let his Attorney General speak.

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Sources: Foreman Five 257, Lancaster 70-71.
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