The Everglades: River of Grass

The Everglades: River of Grass

The Everglades: River of Grass

The Everglades: River of Grass

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The triumphant Indians of south Florida made very clear to the Spanish king and all his officials and gentlemen that they were not to be made slaves of. There was nothing else of any value to outlanders in that flat country of theirs, only sudden death in the sun.

It is true that the whole direction of the incredible Spanish energy was set westward. In ten years Santo Domingo city in Hispaniola, San Juan de Puerto Rico, San Cristobal de la Habana de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba were built and flourished and left behind. Before Santiago de Cuba was finished Balboa discovered the Pacific. Mexico was taken in 1519 and in 1520 . . .

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