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Re: Black Seminole Army Scouts
In Response To: Black Seminole Army Scouts ()
just a note of caution....some of the material on the Texian cultures website is skewed-and be especially cautious of Shirley Mott, who is viewed by many of the scout descendants as not to be trusted. A number of the photographs on the site have come from families in Brackettville, and there is some ill will about how they were obtained, used- and some never returned.
Officially the scouts were SEMINOLE NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS. Not Black Seminole scouts. Elders will be quite adamant and clear in letting you know this.
Several pieces are glossed over...Both John Horse and Wildcat (Coacachee) were Seminole leaders in Florida. They had not been given the land they were promised in Oklahoma, and instead were settled in the middle of old enemies. The Creeks, immediately adjacent even brought in slave traders to buy members of John's band, and to narrowly avoid a slaving raid, the band left early to head to Mexico.
Like everything else I keep repeating. Check your sources, and don't rely on something just because it's written or shows up on a website.
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