Pocahontas’ Indian Empire Site Discovered

When the English showed up in Virginia and constructed Jamestown they did not enter virgin territory where the natives were just sitting around waiting for their arrival. The Native American tribes were involved in their own political schemes and machinations with each other and the arrival of a small group of strangers in big boats […]

Fort Saint George

School textbooks usually state that the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts was the first English colony in the New World. In actuality, Jamestown in Virginia was the first permanent colony. The Plymouth colony wasn’t even the first English colony in New England, Fort Saint George in Maine (also known as the Popham Colony) takes that honor. […]

Vikings and Native Americans

Although once thought preposterous, it has now been proven that the Vikings reached North America 500 years before Columbus. It also appears that they not only traded with the local Native American inhabitants but shipped some of these goods back to Europe. Learn more below: The Viking seafarers who explored the North American coast a […]

Viva Florida 500 Celebrates Spanish Discovery

In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. What makes this anniversary so unique is that Ponce de León’s convoy of explorers was the first group of Europeans to document such a landing and give a name to Florida—La Florida. There will be […]

Dutch Outposts in the New World

Animation companies D&D Creations and MiniVegas were hired to create 3-D computer recreations of Dutch outposts throughout the world during the Age of Exploration. One such recreation was of a colony located in the New World at Recife, Brazil. Read more about this project below: Saturday was a special day for The Netherlands; after 10 […]

Florida Celebrates 450 Years of French History

On May 1, 2012 the City of Jacksonville, Florida celebrated the 450th anniversary of the French captain Jean Ribault landing along the St. John’s River on May 1, 1562. Watch the video below for more information about the ceremonies that took place in Jacksonville to commemorate this important historical event:  

New evidence of Spanish in Georgia

Conquistador Was Deep in U.S.: “Stunning” Jewelry Find Redraws Route? Ker Than, for National Geographic News, Published November 1, 2011 Under a former Native American village in Georgia, deep inside what’s now the U.S., archaeologists say they’ve found 16th-century jewelry and other Spanish artifacts. The discovery suggests an expedition led by conquistador Hernando de Soto ventured far […]
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