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The History of Princess Hirrihigua
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 42.239 W 082° 39.482
17R E 336521 N 3065511
Quick Description: The story of an Indian Princess and Spanish Explorers.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2009 3:13:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM5X61
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 12

Long Description:
In 1526 Juan Ortiz, a member of the expedition sent from Cuba to find Panfilo De Narvaez, was captured by Timucan Indians. Chief Hirrihigua, their ruler, hated the white men because of the violence of Narvaez. Juan Ortiz was condemned to death but Princess Hirrihigua, eldest daughter of the Chief, pleaded with her father and saved his life. Princess Hirrihigua saved Ortiz from death three times, and when his life was again in danger, she helped him escape to the sub-Timucan tribe of Chief Muooso, her bethrothed. Chief Hirrihigua was so angered by the escape of ortiz that he refused to allow Princess Hirrihigua to marry Chief Muooso. In 1539 Hernando De Soto rescued Ortiz, who became his guide and interpreter.

Erected by the Princess Hirrihigua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate their fiftieth anniversary
1910-1960
Marker Number: none

Date: 1960

County: Pinellas

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: see above

Website: Not listed

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