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Mar 15, 2007 6:14 pm


Who is John Horse?



John Horse's story feels like an answer to every Hollywood studio's wish list: a mix of Spartacus, Braveheart, Amistad, and Glory, with just a pinch of Dances With Wolves. A sweeping tale of a decades-long struggle against oppression, the movie would show how Horse and the Black Seminoles created the largest haven for runaway slaves in the American South, led the biggest slave revolt in U.S. history, won the only emancipation of rebellious North American slaves before the Civil War, and formed the largest mass exodus of slaves in U.S. history....

Read"Florida's Forgotten Rebels" at Reason Online.

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Amy H. Sturgis - 3/16/2007

Thank you!

A war, by the way, perhaps as incompently pursued as the present one in Iraq.

Well said.


Keith Halderman - 3/15/2007

Nice job in Reason. I was just reading an article in the Florida Historical Quarterly on the Second Seminole War before I fell asleep last night. A war, by the way, perhaps as incompently pursued as the present one in Iraq.