Caption: "The colony at Charlesfort ran short of food. The men left at Charlesfort canoed through alligator-infested rivers to get help from American Indians. Plate VII."
Caption: "The French built Fort Caroline. The fort was built on the bank of the St. Johns River. Trenches were dug along the other two sides of the triangular fort for protection. Plate IX."
Questions for Illustrations 1 & 2
1) Based on the contents of the forts, what was important to the French when they built Charlesfort and Fort Caroline?
2) These illustrations show early French settlements at Santa Elena and Fort Caroline. How can we use this source to help us determine what life might have been like for the Spaniards in La Florida?
3) Jacques Le Moyne (1533-1588) created these engravings based on his time in North America. Do you believe the source is credible? Why or why not?