Bowles's First Clash with the Spaniards, 1791–1792

Gilbert C. Din

in War on the Gulf Coast

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037523
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042145 | DOI:
Bowles's First Clash with the Spaniards, 1791–1792

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This chapter describes how Bowles returned to the Gulf Coast and sought leadership of the southeastern Indians, using gifts to sway the Natives to accept him as their leader and promising them more if they accepted him. McGillivray lost prestige because of his Treaty of New York with the United States that ceded land. To increase his arms for the Indians, Bowles seized the Panton trading store in Apalache, which turned him into an enemy. José de Hevia convinced Bowles to journey to New Orleans, where the governor arrested him as a criminal. In Havana the captain general shipped him to Spain.

Keywords: Bowles; native leadership; McGillivray; Panton store; Bowles arrested

Chapter.  6945 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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