It is the story of great duplicity, not on the part of Seminole Indians, but of the politicians and officers who sent the men of Dade’s command to their death. The Dade Massacre was the pretext the U.S. government needed to begin the Second Seminole War, the longest and most expensive Indian war in American history.
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In 1839 Ransom Clark wrote a brief account of his ordeal, entitled The Surprising Adventures of Ransom Clark, Among the Indians in Florida. Although he promised to later supply an entire account, he didn’t live long enough to do so, succumbing to his grave wounds. In Nobody’s Hero, Frank Laumer completes Clark’s story.