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  • Tam
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    We were taught in California schools about the Spanish invasions . The devastation on the Myan’s and Aztecs for their gold . Studied there culture and did reports on them.
    The Spanish had a big cultural impact that can still be seen from street name to the El Camino Real bell that are markers on Hwy 101 .

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  • tomf
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    I'm in California.

  • Hal Gorges
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    What state are you from and in now Tom?

  • Hal Gorges
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    Thanks Benji I got enough to do to post the frames right now.

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  • tomf
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    It ought to be though.

  • Benji
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    I went to school predominantly in the south and do not remember learning much about native american history...history was more focused on birth of the nation to current times....well to current at time i was in school....there was some discussion about natives but nothing extensive

  • tomf
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    I'm curious if this part of native american history is taught in school in the southeast? Are american school kids learning something of the depth and complexity native america?

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  • tomf
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    Early first hand accounts are so interesting.

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ID:	435553 This is the 60 page account of a young Spaniard was shipwrecked ( crew was killed ) taken by Carlos , chief or the Calusa nation.written in Spain about the year 1575 ..He learned several languages and was in tight with Carlos.He stayed about 13 years before going back to Spain.This book is popular cuzz he describes an insane amount of treasure .If you like real life drama ,this is it ,.this writing is the reason the mounds in Charlotte Harbor were torn apart. One news article told of a private dragline tearing the mounds up..

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  • Benji
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    You're welcome sailorjoe....thanks for your input and glad you liked it

  • sailorjoe
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    It is a very interesting article, Benji. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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  • Benji
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    Calusa kingdom of South Florida

    Hey all....came across this article on internet and found it to be pretty interesting.....

    https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/0...kingdom/127014

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