CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN, BLACK INDIAN AND MAROONS WITH INDIANS MONTH
CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN & BLACK INDIAN MONTH
TO ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN, BLACK INDIAN AND MAROON DESCENDANTS. PLEASE SHARE THIS PHOTO AND VIDEO, IT IS PROOF THAT ON JULY 27TH, 1816 IN SPANISH FLORIDA THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO HAD ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG WITH BLACK INDIANS, MAROONS AND OTHER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOUGHT TO THE DEATH BEFORE THEY WOULD ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE DRAGGED BACK INTO SLAVERY.
I know this because as a Seminole Maroon Descendant and great-grandson of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Band Leader Caesar Bruner, who was trained by Prophet Abraham to be an Interpreter and leader, I have pursued the TRUTH and finally I have irrefutable evidence that proves Fort Negro really happened. On October 22nd, 2016 the United States Government through it’s agency the U.S. Forest Service, presented the Fort Gadsden Bicentennial Commemoration at the British Fort Historic Landmark on the Apalachicola River on Prospect Bluff. Better known in the U.S. Congressional Records as the Negro Fort. The participants were Chiefs/Representatives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Muskogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma ,the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and high ranking Officials of the U.S. Forest Service. Special recognition belongs to Ms. Rhonda Kimbrough, Ms. Erika Davis, Ms. Kelly Russell and Mr. Tony Tooks.
Again, I know this for a fact , because a few weeks ago I returned from “FORT NEGRO”, where I took part in the ceremony. I represented the Maroons who locked the gates and refused to be dragged back into Slavery when the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corp augmented by their Indian Allies came to return them to Slavery … General Andrew Jackson’s orders read …” Destroy the fort and return the stolen Negros to their rightful owners”.
Well , on that day there were NO Slaves in that Fort !! Only Black and Indigenous FREEDOM FIGHTERS …who shouted back , “LIBERTY OR DEATH”!!! 200 of the DEFENDERS were Black Women and Children, they fought as well, approximately 70 were Black Military trained Males ,formerly British Colonial Marines . There were also 30 plus Seminole and Choctaw Indians among the forts combatants. I learned about this part of Western Hemisphere by reading the book “BLACK INDIANS”:A HIDDEN HERITAGE by author William L. Katz. I will allow the experts and scholars to give you there version of the Negro Fort Battle and Massacre. In addition, I will supply the video of the actual ceremony. On that day I as a Black Indian /Maroon Descendant administered the “Peace Belt Ceremony ” to all the Descendant Representatives and attendees.
Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant and Activist.
This is the video of the actual recognition ceremony, where I perform the Peace Belt Ceremony