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A Thanksgiving Ode to John Horse and the Black Seminoles

Most people don't know who John Horse is. This is not because he deserves to be overlooked, but because United States history has a way of conveniently forgetting some people, places, things and occurrences. But John Horse, a man of many names (Juan Caballo, Juan Cavallo, John Cowaya and Gopher John, all spelled various ways), is an extremely important person to remember, especially right now. More importantly, he wasn't just one man -- he represented a movement that stretched far across the Americas. Today, that movement, John Horse's story and the people who empowered him represent one of the greatest rebellions this country has ever known. We would do well to deliver them the remembrance that is their proper inheritance.  Read more.

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