Comanches attacked the Black Seminole refugees as they headed for Mexico. At
unknown locations south of the Indian Territory, Comanche warriors captured
between 60 and 100 blacks under Jim Bowlegs. The Comanches ransomed their
prisoners to Creek warriors who had ridden after the fugitives. When the blacks
tried to resist their Creek holders, many were wounded. Dr. Rodney Glisan noted
their miserable condition in his journal on October 23, 1850, when he saw the
cortege file pass Fort Arbuckle on its way back to Indian Territory.
Foreman Five 264-65, 33rd Cong., 2nd Sess., House Doc
15: 12, Glisan, Rodney, Journal of Army Life, by R. Glisan,
A.L. Bancroft (San Francisco): 1874, 65-66.