By Cynthia O'Brien
This informative booklet follows the travels of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Lon to the Caribbean and Florida. ancient details and high-interest truth bins are awarded in a tabloid-news kind that courses readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. themes contain Ponce de Lons journey to the hot global on Columbus moment voyage, being appointed a governor within the Caribbean, his activities towards the Taino humans, lifestyles within the Spanish colonies, claiming Florida for Spain, and his legacy.
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Lerner Publications, 2005. October: Ponce de León returns to Puerto Rico after a journey of nearly eight months. 1513 March: Ponce de León sets out at his own expense with three ships to search for a chain of islands called Bimini. A few days later he finds land that he calls La Florida. 1514 Ponce de León is given permission by the king to begin settlements in Bimini and Florida. 1521 Ponce de León sets out to start a colony in Florida with 200 men. While searching for fresh water they are attacked by the Calusa.
Honoring the Man Memorial to Ponce de León * A fitting tribute * In 1909, Ponce de León’s remains were transported to San Juan Cathedral in the city named for him: Ponce, Puerto Rico. Today, the officical language of Puerto Rico is still Spanish and the official religion is Catholicism—both legacies from exploration by Ponce de León. Did you know? There are many memorials to Ponce de León in Puerto Rico. One of the main streets in the capital, San Juan, is named for him. The island’s secondlargest city is also named Ponce.
1493 Ponce de León fights against the Moors in southern Spain after serving as squire to a Spanish knight named Don Pedro Nuñez de Guzman. 30 TRAVEL WITH THE GREAT EXPLORERS 1494 Ponce de León acts for the Spanish governor and puts down a rebellion by the Taíno in Hispaniola. 1504 Ponce de León stays on in Hispaniola after Columbus leaves for Spain. Ponce de León becomes governor of the province of Higüey. com/ od/latinamericatheconquest/p/ Biography-Of-Juan-Ponce-De-Leon. htm Biography of Ponce de León.
Explore with Ponce de León by Cynthia O'Brien