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Rebellion August 1882     
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Porfirio Diaz
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Porfirio Diaz. Provenance unknown, from "Mexican Heritage Coupled To Lively History Of Silver State," The Nevada Observer,  May 1, 2004.
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John Horse's goal was to meet with Porfirio Diaz, the de facto ruler (but not at the time president) of Mexico, to appeal directly for aid securing the land grant. Did he meet with Diaz? Porter relates the details of such a meeting, derived from Black Seminole oral traditions. It makes for fine reading. In truth, as Porterís posthumous editors point out, almost no facts are known about John Horseís final trip.

Two things alone are known for certain. Diaz did subsequently intervene to protect the Nacimiento grant. And during the trip John Horse died, most likely on August 10, in a military hospital in Mexico City.

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Sources: Porter Black 223-224, Mulroy 170. ©
Part 4, Freedom: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
+ Cost of Freedom
+ Liberty Foretold
+ Liberty Found
Los Mascogos
Scouts
Fort Clark
Homeland
 + Legacy & Conclusion