In 1813, a man by the name of William Noble led what is now the Dosar Barkus Band. Being born in Florida, he had no band, only a tribe. William Noble led what later became the Dosar Barkus Band from 1870--1898. Dosar Barkus took over leadership in 1898. The Dawes Roll gave the band the name, Dosar Barkus Band. This band was comprised of the slaves of John Jumper, Chief of the Seminole Nation. In the late 17th century Africans who were enslaved by the English in the Carolinas, began to escape into Florida. These people were a part of the foundation of the people who became known as the Seminoles.