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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 1985-223-1

(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.

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