Seminole Nation, I. T.

1st. Sgt. Benjamin July

Indian Scouts


Seminole Negro Indian Scouts photographed in 1889
Left to right:
Plenty Payne, Billy July, Ben July, Dembo Factor (civilian clothes),
Ben Wilson (back row), John July, and William Shields.
John Horse's grandson, John Jefferson, helped historian Kenneth Wiggins Porter identify the subjects.

courtesy - New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture




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