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Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special

Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special

Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 3 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m.

The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded in 1565—two generations before the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth—not by English Protestants. Rather, the Spanish and a melting pot of people they brought with them from Africa, Italy, Germany, Ireland and even converted Jews settled and integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes.

SECRETS OF SPANISH FLORIDA uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal.


Visit the SECRETS OF THE DEAD website.

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