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Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049885
eISBN:
9780813050355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049885.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Florida's lower gulf coast was a key region in the early European exploration of North America, with an extraordinary number of first-time interactions between Spaniards and Florida's indigenous ... More


The Captivity of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, 1549–1566

John E. Worth

in Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049885
eISBN:
9780813050355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049885.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the experiences of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda as a captive between 1549 and 1566. According to his testimony, Fontaneda was only 13 years of age when he sailed through ... More


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