“ALLIANCES”: GULLAH GEECHEE, SEMINOLE MAROONS, MASCOGO MAROONS, JOHN HORSE, CARL NELSON’S WOLDC NEWS AND “FORT NEGRO’S” FIXICO
HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH
Good Morning World, it’s August 11th, 2018 1:00 am.. Here in Sultry Southern California even at this hour I’m working under a fan turned all the way up. It’s humming and I’m writing . Let us pause and pray for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Yesterday , I called into Car Nelson’s WOLDC NEWS radio program on Open Phone Friday. Below is a transcript of my call:
“Hotep Brother Carl, “MAY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”…”BE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE”. It’s time to form ALLIANCES ! As a Seminole Maroon Descendant my Ancestors came from Africa to South Carolina where they became Gullah Geechee Maroons through their resistance to Slavery. Some of the group then, escaped into Spanish Florida where they formed an alliance with Seminole Indians, therefore becoming Seminole Maroons.
While in Florida they fought 4 Wars against the United States. One of them being the 2nd Seminole War where the Black Seminoles won their FREEDOM under the 1st Emancipation Proclamation. 12 years later the U.S. went back on the treaty and a portion of the future “MASCOGOS” led by John Horse escaped to Mexico.
After the the U.S. Civil War half of the Mascogo Maroons of Mexico returned to the United States and became the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts for the U.S. Military. The Black Seminoles in Indian Territory who hadn’t escaped to Mexico in 1849, when the U.S. Civil War Began in 1861, they again formed another ALLIANCE with those Indians who remained “Loyal” to the UNION. They fought in several Civil War battles (the warriors of Color, were mostly African-Creek, African-Cherokee and Seminole Maroons attached to the larger Indigenous group from the same tribes. I had 3 Direct Ancestors in this unit). It was because these “Loyal Indians” AKA the First Indian Home Guard remained loyal that even the tribes who rebelled against the UNION were able to get their land back. Brother Carl my question to you is : Do you know of a country or group that we should seek to form a “CULTURAL ALLIANCE” with ,to enable us to do what we want to do”.
Carl Nelson : “Yes, There are but we would have to ask them and make sure that we are not imposing a burden on them”.
Fixico: “Thank you Brother Carl” Call ends.
Phto: The photo above shows 6 Seminole Chiefs one in back on the right isBlack, his name was Prophet Abraham. This photo depicts an African-Indigenous ALLIANCE.
http://www.weyanoke.org/historyculture/hc-trails.html Dr. Willard J. Johnson/M.I.T.
Special thanks to : Phillip Gordon, 32nd degree RAM, USMC and a Mascogo Community leader
FREEDOM ON THE BORDER: THE SEMINOLE MAROONS IN FLORIDA, THE INDIAN TERRITORY, COAHUILA, AND TEXAS PAPERBACK – SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Founder/President of the Semiroon Historical Society , member of the L.A. Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th horse) Cavalry, Private-Sector-Partner of the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act , North American Representative to the Caribbean’s Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s , book and exhibit, entitled: “indiVisible”: African-Native Americans in the Americas