On August 15, 1559, Spanish conquistador Tristán de Luna and his 1,400 person expedition arrived in Pensacola Bay. Luna brought over 100 Aztec warriors to protect the expedition against European rivals on the high seas, promising freedom for the warriors' families in Mexico. A hurricane on September 19 doomed the mission, as many of the supply ships sank, including the ship carrying the Aztec pottery.
120 Church Street, Pensacola FL, 32502
Historic Pensacola Village
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T.J. Wentworth Museum