Skip to comments.Fort built by gold-hunting Spanish conquistadors discovered in N.C.
Posted on 07/26/2013 2:26:13 PM PDT by Renfield
Before there was Jamestown and even before there was Roanoke, there was Spain's Fort San Juan, in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina.
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of the fort built by gold-hunting Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and say it's the oldest European garrison ever found in the interior of the United States.
The settlement around Fort San Juan was occupied for less than two years and it met a rather bloody end likely brought on by the Spaniards' botched bartering for food and their sexual transgressions with Native American women. But the short-lived fort's traces serve as a reminder of how different U.S. history might have been if Spain had been more successful in its early colonial campaigns.....
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European white guys looking for gold in America.
Not my fault.
Conquistador - Procol Harum
Love that song!
Are they gunna be citizens now, too? Albeit prorated?
Guess that settle's it. The U.S. is the property of Mexico, since they inherited New Spain.
Undoubtedly La Raza and the OStalin regime will trumpet that in the days to come.
When does North Carolina get their very own ranting Mexican Viceroy to lord over them?
Nope, they were "white Hispanics".
LOL! I love it. You’re right. They’re only rainbow colored when they are in the country illegally.
The garrisons (not very large) were normally to protect the Franciscan missions, which extended all the way up from St Augustine, FL through North Carolina.
The Franciscans actually worked hard to keep the Spanish soldiers away from the Indians, but the big problem came when the missionaries prohibited polygamy (women were sort of traded around by the Indians, even though some of the tribes or language groups transmitted power through the female line).
The interesting thing is that the only places where the different Indian groups survived were the Spanish areas. The British either killed them or enlisted them to fight against the Spanish.
The Spanish converted and, very often, married them. When the British destroyed the Florida Franciscan mission chain in the early 18th century, they killed many Indians and friars...and sent 11,000 Indians off as slaves to the British sugar plantations in the Caribbean. That virtually wiped out the Indian population of many parts of the Southeast.
And wookin’ pa nub.
They had a rocking good band at the Casbah Club.. sigh.. those were the days.. looking for gold at light and dancing partners at dusk..
Do you have a book on this topic? I think this would be very interesting reading.
There is some pretty strange history there, you have it sounding like the colonists were blood thirsty genocidal murderers creating the horrors called the Untied States and Canada, and the Spaniards were building sweet little paradises where they went, like with the Aztecs and while creating the nightmares we call Mexico and other Spanish areas.
Illegal aliens of Spanish decent raping North American women with impunity. Some things never change.
That link took me down the lane again...as did “Nights in White Satin” over on the Youtube sidebar.
But closing time always comes.....
I guess I need to get out more. This is about 20 miles down the road from me and this is the first I’ve heard of the digs.
People still do pan for gold about 30 miles from these ruins.
Very interesting. I’m guessing they found no gold.