Don Luis and the Spanish Ajacan Mission

European Virginian History began with the swashbuckling story of Don Luis, Paquiquineo, who outwitted the Spanish both in the New World as well as the Old.

The scantily recorded history is recounted in this, first edition of the Virginia History Podcast.

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Horn, James. A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America. New York, Basic Books. 2005.

Mapp, Alfred J. Virginia Experiment: The Old Dominion’s Role in the Making of America, 1607-1781. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc. 2006.

Rountree, Helen C. Powhatan Foreign Relations: 1500-1722. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. 1993.

The Mariner’s Museum. Colonial Period, Ajacan – The Spanish Jesuit Mission

Wikipedia – Ajacan

Wikipedia – Don Luis

Wolfe, Brendan. The Encyclopedia Virginia – Don Luis     Velasco/Paquiquineo




Photo Credit – Diego Gutierrez’ 1562 Map of Spanish North America.

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