Secrets of Spanish Florida


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If you haven’t been paying attention, our tribe has been very busy, that is especially true for our Chief Se’khu Hadjo Gentle appearing in the December released PBS documentary “Secrets of Spanish Florida”. You can read a brief Synopsis below, but can watch a 1 hour 50 minute preview of a 4 hour documentary available for purchase via PBS website.

 

Taken from the PBS website located  here:

The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded in 1565–two generations before the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth–not by English Protestants, but by the Spanish and a melting pot of people they brought with them from Africa, Italy, Germany, Ireland and even converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. Secrets of Spanish Florida – A Secrets of the Dead Special uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists, and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal.

  • A “lost tribe” of indigenous people known as the Yamasees, survived extermination by hiding in the colony’s swamps and blending in with other tribes for generations…”

Watch the PBS Documentary ” Secrets of Spanish Florida”