Juan Ponce de Le

First Explorer of Florida and First Governor of Puerto Rico

Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization

While he is now primarily associated with the quest for the legendary Fountain of Youth, Ponce de Le?n was not merely involved in this fruitless search. A powerful figure in the Caribbean, he became the first governor of Puerto Rico. He led the first European expedition to Florida and was responsible for giving the state its name. The title discusses Ponce de Le?n?s treatment of Native Americans and the issues with crediting him with the ?discovery? of Florida despite the Native Americans already living there and the possibility of earlier visits by Spanish slave-taking expeditions.

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Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 5-10

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4777-8820-2
Author : Henrietta Toth
Copyright : 2017
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, World History, Biographies
Pages : 48
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 910.92--dc23
Subject : Social Studies, World History, Biographies
Binding : Library
Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Primary Sources • Websites