Life of Ponce de Leon

Life of Ponce de Leon

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  • Listen boy, if you want to go out an explore, you're going to have to learn the basics. 
  • Teach me everything!
  • Defeat the Moors!!!
  • This place is a gold mine! I hereby claim this land and it's riches for Spain. 
  • Juan Ponce de Leon was a page in the court of Aragon where he learned many different things that he would need to know to help him later in life. 
  • You mean we came here for nothing!
  • Wait a minute! This is not Bimini! Oh well, there is lots of vegetation. I shall name this land "La Florida."
  • He was drafted into the military and fought against the Moors in Granada. 
  • There are so many islands right by La Florida!
  • We have explored so many of them sire! How many more are there?
  • He led an expedition to Puerto Rico to find riches and gold. He returned to Hispaniola, and his expedition was deemed successful. He was made governor of Puerto Rico. 
  • Sire!!
  • Don't steal our land!
  • He was in search of the island of Bimini, but had not found it. Instead, he stumbled upon Florida which he thought was an island. 
  • Ponce de Leon continued his expeditions throughout the Florida Keys.
  • He went back to colonize Florida, but was fatally shot with an arrow by the local tribes. He died three days after in Cuba. 
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