The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI Summary and Analysis

In 1562, the French, under Jean Ribaut, founded a colony at Port Royal, which was north of present day St. Augustine. The colony could not survive. The French were eventually chased out by Menendez de Aviles who eventually came to control Florida. Menendez, who was looking for his son, found his party held captive by Chief Carlos. His son, Juan, had not survived the shipwreck. Menendez secured the release of all of the captives by inviting Chief Carlos and twenty of his men to dinner on his boat and sailing to the open sea telling the Indians that they would be released when the captives were released. Carlos released the captives.

Carlos gave his sister to be the wife of Menendez. When Menendez explained he could not be with a non-Christian woman, Carlos said to make her Christian. Menendez had...

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