Specializing in Family Law / Dissolution of Marriage Actions
Quakers, too. The suspense for early readers was whether the
dying evangelist would make it all the way.
LIVING LIKE INDIANS
After days of pleading, the Casseekey of Hoe-Bay allowed
the castaways to take a few of their things and head out
barefooted for St. Augustine. Their lifeboat couldn’t hold
everyone, and eventually they all had to walk. It was not long
before old Barrow’s feet had holes the size of his thumb. The
ache of a thirsty trek up the barrier islands was torturous to
Mary Dickinson, too. And the Reformation’s captain had broken
his leg, so he had to use his slave, Ben, as a crutch. The
journey was slow going. Natives along the way threatened to
shoot them full of arrows, but none obstructed their exodus
completely, until they reached the territory of the Ais (pronounced
The Ais were the most powerful tribe on the Treasure
Coast, and their capital at that time was a town called Jece.
Some historians think it was in the vicinity of Pelican Island
in Indian River County. Some say it was farther north.
The Ais gave the castaways a cruel reception. They forcibly
relieved the weary travelers of their remaining clothing and
stole all their other possessions, including a Bible, from which
they tore out the pages. After beatings and abuse, the Indians
dressed their captives in primitive attire.
For many weeks to come, Barrow and the others had to live
like Indians. The men wore skimpy thongs made of plaited
Salm decorated on tKe bacNside witK fluͿ\ Korsetails made
from silky grass. Young Mrs. Dickinson and the female slaves
were Àtted witK tKongs made from raw deersNin. 7Ke garb
was obYiousl\ insucient Srotection from tKe burning sun.
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A diorama at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville depicts
an Indian settlement where the shipwreck survivors might have been held.