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Details the sixteenth-century Spanish explorer's travels in the Carribbean and his discoveries of Florida and Puerto Rico.
In the Footsteps of Explorers. Crabtree Publishing Company.
Juan Ponce de Leon explored what is present day Florida and Puerto Rico. Balboa was looking for islands in the western Caribbean Sea that were rumored to have gold and precious jewels. What country did Juan Ponce de Leon sailed from and when? Ponce de Leon first sailed from Spain with Columbus on his second voyage in 1493. He did not find them, but explored the coast of the eastern Gulf of Mexico (now part of the state of Florida). When did Juan Ponce de Leon discover Florida? April 2nd, 1513.
This person replaced Ponce de Leon as Puerto Rico's ruler. What did the Spanish explorers want to do in the new lands? pg 6-7.
Ponce de Leon created a permanent colony in Florida that was attacked by these people. Who are the Calusa Indians? 100. Who was the first explorer to visit the Caribbean islands? Christopher Columbus. 100. This person replaced Ponce de Leon as Puerto Rico's ruler. 200. Ponce de Leon was hired by the King and Queen of Spain to do this. pg 4-5. Put down rebellion of the natives. The San Cristobal could carry this many people. Convert the people to Christianity.
In February 1521, Ponce de León left Puerto Rico for a second exploration of Florida. Ponce de León was wounded in the confrontation, possibly by a poison arrow to his thigh.
Florida and much of the nearby coast is depicted in the Cantino planisphere, an early world map which was surreptitiously copied in 1502 from the most current Portuguese sailing charts and smuggled into Italy a full decade before Ponce sailed north from Puerto Rico on his voyage of exploration.
Juan Ponce de León died in Cuba, but his remains were . Puerto Rico's third-largest city, Ponce, bears the explorer's name.
Juan Ponce de León died in Cuba, but his remains were later transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they were put to rest in San Juan Cathedral. Nearly a decade later, he was serving as a captain in the force commanded by Nicolás de Ovando, Spain’s royal governor of the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). They landed on the southwest coast of Florida, near what is now Charlotte Harbor, with the intention of founding a colony.
Ponce de León explored many areas, including the Bahamas and Bimini . Ponce de León was shot in the thigh by an arrow and was seriously wounded.
Ponce de León explored many areas, including the Bahamas and Bimini, for both gold and the mythical fountain, but he never found either. In late March of 1513, his ships landed on Florida's east coast near present-day St. Augustine. He claimed this beautiful land for Spain. Ponce de León continued down the east coast of Florida and along the keys until he arrived at an island that had many turtles. He named the island Dry Tortugas because there was no fresh water on the island and tortugas means turtle in Spanish. The settlers decided to abandon the settlement and sail back to Cuba.
Author: Rachel Eagen
Category: Books for children
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (November 1, 2005)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1426 kb
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