Florida Indians Gallery

The French left Chief Satouriona and continued exploring the St. Johns River:

“I had not sailed more than three leagues up the river, being always followed by the Indians alongside crying, ‘friend, frriend,’ when I discovered a mount of modest height. I landed at the foot of this and there met some men who were working with corn. In a corner of the field there was a house built for the persons who guarded the corn. So many birds live in this land and continually attack the corn that the Indians have to guard it, for otherwise they would lose their entire harvest…This place, next to the mount, seemed better and more convenient for the building of a fortress…” Three Voyages, Rene Laudonniere

 

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