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Ep. 0181: Place of the Slaughter: CJ tells a dramatic but little-known story of conflict in 16th century colonial America, culminating in multiple massacres.

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This Dangerous History Podcast episode covers a dramatic but very little-known conflict in the early history of colonial North America, which culminated in multiple mass murders of European colonists by other, rival European colonists.Join CJ as he discusses:An overview of early Spanish attempts at colonizing La Florida, which were a series of major failures running from Ponce de Leon in 1519 to Tristan de Luna in 1559, after which the Spanish Crown ended all attempts at colonizing the regionThe beginning of French Huguenot involvement in Florida, which renewed Spanish interest in the areaSpain's decision to make one last attempt to colonize Florida, to be led by Pedro Menendez de AvilesThe race to Florida between Menendez' expedition and that of Huguenot leader Jean RibaultThe conflict in Florida between the Spanish Catholics and French Huguenots, culminating in multiple cold-blooded massacresThe legacy of all this not only for the history of Florida, but the subsequent colonial history of North AmericaSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker.CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish ListOther ways to support the showThe Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster.Internal LinksDHP Ep. 0071: The Calusa IndiansCJ’s Picks (Amazon Affiliate Links)The Enterprise of Florida: Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Spanish Conquest of 1565-1568Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New ManuscriptThe History of FloridaFinding FloridaNo Peace Beyond the Line: The English in the Caribbean, 1624-90 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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