Amy Sturgis is a professor of interdisciplinary‐​studies at Lenoir‐​Rhyne University and the Mythgard Institute specializing in the fields of Science Fiction/​Fantasy and Native American Studies. Sturgis is the author of four books related to U.S. presidential and Native American history, including The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal and Presidents from Washington through Monroe.

The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but they deserve to be remembered for a number of reasons:

— They created the largest haven in the U.S. South for runaway slaves.
— They led the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.
— They secured the only emancipation of rebellious slaves prior to the U.S. Civil War.
— The formed the largest mass exodus of slaves across the United States and, ultimately, to Mexico.

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