John R. Swanton


Knowing that Hernando de Soto, his expedition, and the places he visited will probably be matters of discussion for years and years, I have not recently ventured any further contributions regarding them. However, challenge of one of my conclusions, the probable site of the Indian town of Ucita where De Soto established his first North American headquarters, has recently been made in a scientifically motivated paper (“The Terra Ceia Site, Manatee County, Florida.” No. 3 of the Publications of the Florida Anthropological Society, by Ripley P. Bullen), and this calls for some comments.