Any Indian site to qualify as De Soto’s Ucita must possess geographical attributes which agree with those assignable to that site by close reading of the De Soto narratives. This paper examines only the claim of the well-known, large Indian site at Terra Ceia, on the east side of McGill Bay. For this purpose Shaws Point on Tampa Bay is assumed to be the landing place of De Soto’s expedition, although that identification has been questioned by some.
Bullen, Ripley P.
"De Soto’s Ucita and the Terra Ceia Site,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 30:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol30/iss4/4