The First Floridans

 The first people we know about in Florida were indians. When the spaniards began  landing in Florida in the early sixteenth century, Florida had between 10-25 thousand Indians.

Discovering Florida

Juan Ponce De Leon was the first european credited to discover Florida in 1513. When Cadillac sent the trader St. Denis westward in 1714, he was trying to advance french territory.  Spain made six  missions in East Texas,  trying to stop other frenchmen from taking their territory.

The treaty of Paris

France was removed from the dispute with the indians in 1763 by the Peace of Paris, this ended the French-Indian war and divided french territory at the Mississippi river.  Spain gave Florida to England while  receiving Havana.  

A map of Florida in 1763.