European white guys looking for gold in America.
Not my fault.
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?
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.
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..
Illegal aliens of Spanish decent raping North American women with impunity. Some things never change.
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.
There are early accounts about the settlers at Jamestown looking for this Spanish enclave. I don’t remember, but either they never found it, or they found it abandoned. They did know about it.
There are many more photos of the fort http://www.flickr.com/photos/87167906@N02/sets/72157634563089753/with/9250381904
There actually is gold in North Carolina, although the Spanish didn’t discover it. Before the Civil War there was a branch US mint in N.C.