Between 1702 and 1709, English colonists from Carolina and their Creek Indian allies destroyed numerous Spanish and Native American settlements in La Florida. Click on the map above for more information.
Click on the links below to read more on the Mission Era from library databases.
Click on the link above to read an article on the Spanish Treasure Fleets.
Established in 1738 by Colonial Spanish Florida’s Governor Manuel Montiano, Fort Mose gave sanctuary to Africans challenging enslavement in the English Colony of Carolina. Approximately 100 Africans lived at Fort Mose, forming more than 20 households. Together they created a frontier community which drew on a range of African backgrounds blended with Spanish, Native American and English cultural traditions. A Maroon Fort Mose, a maroon community, was legally sanctioned by the Spanish Government making it the first free African settlement to legally exist in the United States.
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In the late 16th century, the Guale natives participated in a brutal uprising against their Catholic overseers. Legend says that Don Juanillo, heir to the chief, led the revolt because the friars would not allow him a second wife. However, there are reasons to suggest this may not be the full story.
The Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea, Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans, National Park Service. Web. 6 Aug 2015. http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/129shipwrecks/