Every Florida Book Project

the Spanish Colonial Era

primary sources

Chronicle of the Navarez Expedition

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

The Martyrs of Florida (1513-1616) 

Issue 18 of Franciscan Studies

by Luis Jerónimo de Oré

Translated by  Maynard J. Geiger

Published 1937

An Early Florida Adventure Story
by Fray Andres de San Miguel

translated by John H. Hann


A 1595 narrative by Fray Andres de San Miguel, describes the two-year odyssey of a teenager from Spain across the Atlantic to Mexico, Havana, and Florida and finally back to Spain.

secondary sources

A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca
Andre Resendez
The De Soto Chronicles: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America in 1539-1543
Clayton, Moore, Knight, & Hudson

Hernando de Soto and the Indians of Florida

Jerald T. Milanich & Charles Hudson

Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale Uprising of 1597

J. Michael Francis & Kathleen M. Kole

Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida
Robert Henderson Fuson 

War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

Gilbert C. Din

Laboring in the Fields of the Lord:

Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians

Jerald T Milanich

The Spanish Frontier in North America: The Brief Edition

David J. Weber

Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15, with an Atlas

Arsene LaCarriere Latour

The Enterprise of Florida: Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Spanish Conquest of 1565-1568

Eugene Lyon