This concise book provides a new translation of Luis Jerónimo de Oré's Relación de los mártires que ha habido en las provincias de La Florida. Oré was a Franciscan priest who surveyed Spanish missions and conversion efforts in La Florida in the early seventeenth century and produced a detailed account of his findings. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez and Nancy Vogeley have vast experience with early Spanish texts and materials. Their keen and careful approach provides an updated and much-needed translation and annotation of the document.

Chang-Rodríguez and Vogeley showcase the uniqueness of Oré's Account of the Martyrs. This text is not concerned with justifying conquest, debating the humanity of native peoples, or describing early encounters; Oré wrote his account as the dust from those earlier debates settled. This document records the colonial endeavors that followed the first generations of Spanish exploration, missionizing,...

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