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The Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
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- Lost in History
- Early Years – Sec.1
- Early Years – Sec.2
- Early Years – Sec.3
Read the Summary and Answer the Questions Below:
What is the Origins of the Black Seminoles?
What did George Washington try to do for the Whites in the South?
How long did the Second Seminole Indian war last? (give year -year)
What did the black warriors accept as a promise of freedom, in exchange for surrendering to the US?
What were the Mexican Black Seminoles known as?
What was John Horses ancestry?
What did John accomplish 40 yrs after the rebellion?
What did John Horse do instead of pursing security for himself and his family?
Was John Horse Successful in his pursuit for freedom for himself and his people?
Lost in History or Choose to Forget? http://johnhorse.com/black-seminoles/black-seminole-slave-rebellion.htm Read the above link, and answer the questions below. 1) WHO CHOOSE TO FORGET THE LARGEST SLAVE REBELLION THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL IN THE USA? WHY DO YOU THINK THEY DON’T WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT IT? 2) HOW MANY SUGAR PLANTATIONS WERE DESTROYED FROM THE REBELLION IN 1835-1842?
3) DURING THE SECOND SEMINOLE WAR (1835-1842) WHAT WERE THE 3 COMMUNITIES THAT THE U.S. FOUGHT AGAINST?
4) HOW MANY WARS DID THE INDIANS AND BLACKS WIN?
Background 1693-1812 http://johnhorse.com/trail/00/index.htm Read Background above link and Answer Questions Below: 1693-1812 through Section Conclusion 1) WHAT WERE THE BLACK SEMINOLES ALSO KNOWN AS?
2) WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SPAIN EMPLOYED FREE BLACKS IN THEIR MILITARY?
3) IN 1693, WHAT DID THE KING OF SPAIN GIVE THE BRITISH RUNAWAY SLAVES FROM CAROLINA? 4) WHAT WAS ONE CONDITION THAT THE SPANISH GAVE THE MAROONS (runaway slaves) BEFORE GRANTING THEM FREDOM?
5) NAME TWO TOWNS THE SEMINOLE INDIANS STARTED IN FLORIDA THAT STILL SURVIVES TODAY.
a) b)6) a) WHAT DID THE BRITISH THINK THE SEMINOLES TO BE?
b) WHAT DID THE SEMINOLES THINK OF THEMSELVES TO BE?
7) WHAT DOES THE MUSKOGEE PHRASE “isti siminoli” MEAN?
8) WHEN DID THE NATION GAIN INTERNATIONAL NOTORIETY?
9) IN 1783, WHO DID THE FUGITIVE SLAVE MAKE TIES WITH?
10) WHY WAS AMERICAN LIBERTY A CONTRADICTION?
Early Years 1812-1832 World at Birth http://johnhorse.com/trail/01/index.htm Read Background above link and Answer Questions Below: Early Years – Black Seminoles 1) a). WHO WERE JOHN HORSES PARENTS? b). WHAT WAS HIS FATHER’S NAME? 2). JOHN HORSE WAS BORN A SLAVE, BUT HOW WAS IT INDIAN SLAVERY DIFFERENT THAN AMERICAN SLAVERY? 3) In 1812 WHAT WERE BLACK SLAVED CONSIDERED AS IN THE SOUTH? 4)WHAT KIND OF PUNISHMENTS DID BLACK SLAVES RECEIVE? 5)WHICH INDIAN TRIBES ENSLAVED BLACKS LIKE THE SOUTHERN US? 6) HOW DID SEMINOLE INDIANS COME TO HAVE BLACK SLAVES? 7) HOW DID FUGITIVE BLACKS MAINTAIN THEIR FREEDOM? 8) WHAT KIND OF CULTURE WAS JOHN HORSE BORN INTO? 9) GIVE SOME DETAILS ABOUT BLACK SEMINOLE CULTURE? 10) DESCRIBE THE LANGUAGE OF THE BLACK SEMINOLES.
Early Years 1812-1832 Encroaching America http://johnhorse.com/trail/01/b/01.htm Read Background above link and Answer Questions Below: 1) In 1811, what did congress finally decide to do to recover the runaway slaves? 2) What did most Americans think about the Patriot War of 1812-1813? 3) In 1812 the Spanish did not engage in direct combat in the Patriot War. Who protected the city during attacks on St. Augustine in Florida? 4) Where the Patriots successful in their war? 5) What was the name of the General that was becoming famous in the South for winning battles? 6) Who took possession of the Fort on the Appalachicola River in the Territory of Florida with the help of British agents? 7) Why were do you think 1,000’s of black refugees were attracted to the Fort on the Appalachicola River? 8) How much did Jackson pay the Creek Indians for each slave they recovered? 9) How many Black Seminoles, free blacks & Indians died in the battle with the Creeks and US Army?
Early Years 1812-1832 A New Country http://johnhorse.com/trail/01/c/01.htm Read Background above link and Answer Questions Below: 1) When did the US take possession of Florida? 2) What did US taking possession of Florida mean to the Black Seminoles? 3) What was the name of the of the new community of the Black Seminoles & Runaway Slaves formed along the Manatee River? 4) What happened to the community in Angola? 5) Where did some of the Black Seminoles flee to? 6) List 3 important detailed facts that would describe who Abraham was. 7) What was John Horse called “Gopher John” for many years? 8) What happened to John Horse between 1826-1835?
War 1832-1838 http://johnhorse.com/trail/02/index.htm Read Background above link and Answer Questions Below: War 1832-1838 PRELUDE TO WAR QUESTIONS: 1) How did the Blacks feel about Andrew Jackson becoming President? 2) What was the Indian Removal Act in 1832? 3) BEFORE THE STORM: Where and When did Seminoles recruit slaves for the up and coming war? 4) Oscela ignited the war when he killed Charley Ematha, an Indian Chief. Why did he kill him and leave his coins on the ground with his dead body for 2 years? REVENGE QUESTIONS: NOTE: Key Actor tab does not work. Click manually to the next tab instead of using the arrows 1) What happened in Rosetta, Spring Gardens, Bulowville? 2) In the massacre of the whites by the Indians, How many whites died compared to Indians? 3) By February 1836, how many plantations were destroyed by the Black Seminoles & Slaves? 4) How did the US do in their war with the Black Seminoles? Was their plan to capture Seminole women successful? DECEIT QUESTIONS: 1) Who did general Jesup capture? 2) What agreement did Jesup and Coa Hadjo make? 3) Osceola was captured during a raised white flag. Why were people mad? LIBERTY OR DEATH 1) What made the El Castillo de San Marcos Fort impregnable? 2) How were the Indian and Black Seminoles treated? 3) What did the Whites think about the Black Seminoles & Slave Rebels compared to the Indians? 4) Why were black runaways turning themselves in and chosen to be slaves again than freeman? 5) Why did the Prisoners escape plan include starving themselves? 6) What did the Indians and Black Seminoles do to prepare the site for war against the US? 7) The US had 3 x’s more men in the battle with the Seminoles, How did they do? 8) Why did the US grant freedom to the “Seminole’s Negros” as the Black Seminoles were referred to as? What were they gaining by giving them freedom? 9) Where did John Horse and the Black Seminoles emigrate after they surrendered?
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