When Kenneth Wiggins Porter interviewed Black Seminoles in
the 1940s, the oldest still recollected the party they
attended as children sending John Horse off on his journey
to Mexico City. He rode his white horse, American, whom
Kickapoo Indians decorated with feathers and braids. His
small party rode south to Saltillo and Monterrey. From
there, John Horse faced another 1,000 miles on horseback. It
was an arduous ride for any one, let alone a 70-year-old man
heading into Mexico’s rugged, mountainous interior.
Sources: Porter Black 223-223.
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