Discovery and Exploration, 1513-1565

Discovery of the Bahama Channel

by Robert S. Chamberlain.
Tequesta, no. viii (1948)
In 1519 Antón de Alaminos, Francisco de Montejo and Alonso Hernández Puerto Carrero returned to Spain by sailing north between Florida and the Bahamas. This passage became the preferred route for the Spanish plate fleets.

The Freducci Map of 1514-1515

by David O. True.
Tequesta, no. iv (1944)
An analysis of a manuscript map of Florida, drawn about a year after Ponce de Leon reached Florida.

Food Plants of the DeSoto Expedition

by Adin Baber.
Tequesta, no. ii (1942)
Traces the expedition of Hernando de Soto through the southeastern states, and describes the edible plants the Spanish explorers consumed.

Who Was Juan Ponce de Leon?

by Charles W. Arnade.
Tequesta, no. xxvii (1967)
Explains why there is a sparsity of information on Ponce de León and provides new research on his genealogy.

A Communication : Aurelio Tio to Charles W. Arnade

Tequesta, no. xxviii (1968)
Aurelio Tió's letter to Arnade, in which comments on Arnade's article on Juan Ponce de León in Tequesta No. XXVII (1967).


Spanish Colony, 1565-1763 and 1784-1821

The Administrative System in the Floridas, 1791-1821 [part 1]

by Duvin Clough Corbitt.
Tequesta, no. ii (1942)
Part 1 of an examination of government in the Floridas (southeastern states) during the Second Spanish Period.

The Administrative System in the Floridas, 1783-1821, II [part 2]

by Duvon Clough Corbitt.
Tequesta, no. iii (1943)

The Caloosa Village Tequesta: A Miami of the Sixteenth Century

by Robert E. McNichol.
Tequesta, no. 1 (1941)
Describes Spanish interactions with the Calusa and Tequesta Indians between 1512 and 1566, and summarizes Spanish descriptions of the Tequesta. Includes a translation of the 1568 letter written by Brother Villareal at the Jesuit mission to the Tequesta, near the Miami River.

The Florida Keys: English or Spanish in 1763?

by Charles W. Arnade.
Tequesta, no. xv (1955)
Juan Joseph Elixio unsuccessfully argued that the Florida Keys were part of Cuba and, therefore, not subject to the 1763 transfer of Florida from Spain to Great Britain.

Jose del Rio Cosa

by Jack D. L. Holmes.
Tequesta, no. xxvi (1966)
Lieutenant José del Río Cosa's report from his 1787 voyage to East Florida. The report emphasizes the advantages of Florida's products, particularly pitch and lumber, for Spain's maritime industry.

Juan Baptista Franco and Tampa Bay, 1756

by Jack D. L. Holmes and John D. Ware.
Tequesta, no. xxviii (1968)
Juan Baptista Franco's report of his expedition to West Florida, in which he describes Tampa Bay and its lumber resources.

The Juan Baptista Franco Document of Tampa Bay, 1756

by Charles W. Arnade.
Tequesta, no. xxviii (1968)
Analysis of Juan Baptista Franco's report.

The Spanish Camp Site and the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck

by Marion Clayton Link.
Tequesta, no. xxvi (1966)
History of the Spanish Plate Fleet wreck between Vero Beach and Sebastian Inlet during a 1715 hurricane, the subsequent salvage operations by the survivors, the site's rediscovery during the 1960s, and Florida plans for a museum on the site.

Storm Winds That Fulfill His Word: Tempests, the Jesuits, and the Evangelization of Florida, 1566-1572

by Frank Mariotti.
Tequesta, no. liv (1994)
History of Jesuit missionaries in Florida and the Caribbean, as revealed by their narratives, in which, among other things, they describe stormy weather as acts of God's will.

Three Early Spanish Tampa Bay Maps

by Charles W. Arnade.
Tequesta, no. xxv (1965)
Describes three 18th century maps of Tampa Bay.

Two Spanish Expeditions to Southwest Florida, 1783-1793

by Jack D. L. Holmes.
Tequesta, no. xxv (1965)
Describes José de Evia's 1783 expedition up the Gulf Coast and Vicente Folch y Juan's expedition to Tampa Bay.


Nineteenth Century

Chakaika and the “Spanish Indians” : Documentary Sources Compared with Seminole Tradition

by William C. Sturtevant.
Tequesta, no. xiii (1953)
Comparison of primary resources and oral tradition concerning 19th century mixed ancestry Indians (ie, Spanish-Seminole). The author uses as his example the Seminole Wars warrior Chakaika, his raid on Indian Key, and Harney's subsequent killing of Chakaika in the Everglades.

Earliest Land Grants in the Miami Area

by Henry S. Marks.
Tequesta, no. xviii (1958)
History of the five Spanish land grants made in the Miami region during the Second Spanish Period (the Egans and the Lewises), and their subsequent sales to Richard Fitzpatrick and William English during the first half of the 19th century.

A Forgotten Spanish Land Grant in South Florida

by Henry S. Marks.
Tequesta, no. xx (1960)
The complications involved in the Arrambide grant, a Spanish land grant at the mouth of the New River in present-day Fort Lauderdale. In 1830, the grant was declared null and void.

Key West and the Spanish American War

by William J. Schellings.
Tequesta, no. xx (1960)

Martyrs All : The Hero of Key West and the Inocentes

by Jose B. Fernandez and Jerrell H. Shofner.
Tequesta, no. xxxiii (1973)
The assassination of Don Gonzalo Castañón Escarano in Key West set in motion the series of turbulent events which culminated in the execution of eight innocent students in Cuba in 1871.

A Petition from Some Latin-American Fishermen, 1838

edited by James W. Covington.
Tequesta, no. xiv (1954)
Reprint of a petition from a group of fishermen to the Secretary of War, Joel Poinsett, during the Second Seminole War. Concerns commerce between Cuba and southwest Florida and the Cuban fishermen who lived at Charlotte Harbor.

Watch Miami: The Miami Metropolis and the Spanish-American War

by Thomas F. Fleischmann.
Tequesta, no. xlvii (1987)
An analysis of The Miami Metropolis' coverage of the Spanish-American War, especially of the military encampment in Miami.


Twentieth Century

Cigar Rolling ... a Craft Fading into History

by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. and Concepcion N. Garcia.
Update, vol. 7, no. 3 (August 1980)

A Home for Cuban Roots

by Cristing Lamadriz
Update, vol. 10, no. 3 (August 1983)
Cristina Lasmidriz, whose ancestry includes Ponce de Leon, relates some of the struggle to open the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture.

Impact of the Hispanic Migration on Miami and its Surroundings

by Eduardo A. Garcia.
Update, vol. 6, no. 1 (December 1978)

The Miami Diocese and the Cuban Refugee Crisis of 1960-1961

by Francis J. Sicius
Tequesta, no. lxi (2001)

The Miami-Havana Connection : The First Seventy-Five Years

by Francis Sicius.
Tequesta, no. lviii (1998)
Brief history of Cubans in the Miami area, 1896-1995, especially before 1959. Topics include immigration, Cuban-American relations, economic effects and Cuban contributions to the region'g culture.

Santeria: From Africa to Miami via Cuba; Five Hundred Years of Worship

by Diana Gonzalez and Sara Maria Sanchez.
Tequesta, no. xlviii (1988)
Traces the evolution of Santería from the African diaspora in Cuba to its contemporary status among white, middle class suburbanites in the Miami region.

Sociedad Cuba

by Wright Langley.
Update, vol. 4, no. 4 (April 1977)
This Cuban Club was located in Key West.

Sponge Fishing on Florida’s East Coast

by David Shubow.
Tequesta, no. xxix (1969)
Late 19th and 20th century sponge industry in the Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys, Key West and Tarpon Springs. Includes the Florida Fruit and Sponge Company on Sugarloaf Key and the Arellano brothers packing house on the Miami River.