Time: 10:30 am til 12:00 pm
Location: Cape Canaveral Library 201 Polk Avenue , Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: Who were the Ais Indians? This and other questions about Florida native cultures and the early European explorers will be discussed by Dr. Michael Francis, history professor at University of Florida.
Dr. Francis will deliver a presentation on a research trip to Seville Spain he has planned for his history students. He has trained his students to interpret ancient Spanish documents to learn what the early explorers recorded of their encounters with the native cultures of Florida. Of particular local interest is Alvera Mexia, a young Spanish explorer, who came to the Brevard county area where he helped established diplomatic ties with the Ays Indians and made a very detailed map of the area. This research mission is expected to
reveal lost information about the Ais,Timicua and associated tribes as well as the Spanish colonial period in time for the state’s 500th anniversary, Viva Florida 500.
FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.
Time: 2:00 pm til 3:00 pm
Location: FHS Library, 435 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922
Description: "In the Dirt" Lecture Series
March 10, 2 pm—Saturday Afternoon Lecture!
Dr. Keith Ashley, University of North Florida
From Engravings to Archaeology: Changing views on the 16th-Century Mocama Indians
FPAN is hosting this event.