Epidemics, Slavery, Massacres, and Indigenous Resistance 1492-1599
Timucua of Florida drive Spanish invaders away
The Timucua drive off 400 Spanish settlers who attempt to land in Tampa Bay to start a new colony. The Timucua send a quarter of the group back to their ships, while the remainder scatter north, only to be attacked by Native populations there as well. At Apalachee Bay, the Spaniards kill their own horses to create hide boats in an unsuccessful effort to reach Mexico (Nies, 1996).