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Indigenous Fort Caroline: The Mocama Side of the Story

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the sixth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Denise I. Bossy shares how on May 1, 1562, the French began to explore present-day Jacksonville to identify a suitable location for a potential colony. They returned in 1564 to establish Fort Caroline and in September 1565 lost a legendary battle to the Spanish for control over La Florida–a battle that occurred over and in the homelands of the the Timuca-speaking Mocamas. For too long, this story has only been told from the French and Spanish points of view. This program restores the Mocama side of the story 461 years initially after they encountered the French. Denise I. Bossy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Florida. She received her Ph.D. , M.Phil., and her M.A. from Yale University, and her B.A. from Princeton University. She specializes in local and public Indigenous history. She is the prize-winning author of many articles and book chapters, the editor of The Yamasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina and the co-editor of Indigenous Florida , a special issue of Florida Historic Quarterly.

Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building.Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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March 9 @ 10:00 am -
March 9 @ 11:00 am


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Randy Jaye
(407) 497-5755

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Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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(407) 497-5755

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