Sunday, October 18, 2009

Most Interesting Primary Source

Of my primary documents the most interesting is the book Missons to the Calusa. This text is primarily translations from the first spanards interactions with the natives of Florida. It focuses on the Calusa Indians and their attempt to convert them. Most of the letters are written to the King informing him of the progress or troubles that are occurring in the new world. This book contains letters from the first explorers of the peninsula to the the very end of the Calusa, before they disappeared. It is interesting due to the fact it describes first had what the Spanish thought of the Indians. It gives me a real perspective of what they were like and hojavascript:void(0)w they treated the conquistadors.

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