What was the name of the Native American group Brother Francisco Villareal ministered at a mission in South Florida?
(Landing of Menendez at the Miami River, by Ken Hughs. Credit: HistoryMiami, 1985-223-1)
In 1567 Spanish colonizer Pedro Menendez de Aviles sent a Jesuit Brother, Francisco Villareal, to South Florida to set up a mission near the mouth of the Miami River. The Spanish soon established a relationship with the Native Americans living in the area.
A. The Tequesta