Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series) .

Built in 1566 by Spanish conquistador Juan Pardo, Fort San Juan is the earliest known European settlement in the interior United States. Located at the Berry site in western North Carolina, the fort and its associated domestic compound stood near the Native American town of Joara, whose residents sacked the fort and burned the compound after only eighteen months.

Drawing on archaeological evidence of architecture, food, and material culture, as well as newly discovered accounts of Pardos expeditions, the contributors to this volume explore this borderland location at the northern frontier of Spains long reach. They piece together the fragments of the colonial encounter between Pardos thirty soldiers and the people of Joara to chronicle the deterioration in Native AmericanSpanish relations that sparked Joaras revolt. Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire offers critical insight into the nature of early colonial interactions.

An insightful analysis of the excavations of the most exciting Spanish colonial site to be found in recent years. Marvin T. Smith, author of Coosa: The Rise and Fall of a Southeastern Mississippian Chiefdom

A rich chronicle of the rise and fall of Spanish imperial ambitions in the North American interior. Charles R. Ewen, coauthor of Hernando de Soto Among the Apalachee

Authors: Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire:

Date: 2016-01-26

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Format: PDF

Pages: 448



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0813061598

ISBN13: 9780813061597

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