Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Discovering FloridaFirst-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049885

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049885.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 13 November 2018

The Luís Cancer Expedition, 1549

The Luís Cancer Expedition, 1549

(p.154) 3 The Luís Cancer Expedition, 1549
Discovering Florida

John E. Worth

University Press of Florida

This chapter focuses on a new approach that was adopted with respect to expeditions to Florida. New laws were passed in 1542 outlawing Indian slavery and promoting the conservation and good treatment of the Indians. The next expedition to Florida's lower gulf coast under the Dominican priest Fray Luís Cancer would consist only of a single farmer and a few missionaries. This expedition was about conversion instead of conquest. It took a while for Cancer to obtain permission for the Florida expedition. This chapter presents a narrative of this Florida mission. However, documentation regarding the expedition under the missionaries confirms that Cancer's original plan to gather together surviving Florida Indians who had been brought to Central America as captives of survivors of the Hernando de Soto expedition was not brought to fruition.

Keywords:   Indian slavery, expedition, Florida, missionaries

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .