The Spanish explored the states of the Carolinas and Tennessee. Juan Pedro and his company would build and man many forts along the way, although they didn’t last long. The Indian villages that existed near these forts were expected to supply the Spaniards with food. Is there anything on the menu other than maize?
The following map was taken from an article entitled:
Identifying Fort San Juan: A Sixteenth-Century Spanish Occupation at the Berry Site, North Carolina
Written by Robin A. Beck Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
The article is about the history and the archaeological discoveries surrounding fort San Juan.