The Mystery of Don Luis (Part 1)

Published:July 1, 2017 by Brendan Wolfe

In Season 1, Episode 4, of Not Even Past, host Brendan Wolfe unspools the first part of an epic Virginia narrative. Plucked from the New World by lost Spaniards, an Indian wins an audience with King Philip II and, on death’s door, changes his name.

To learn more about Don Luis, also known as Paquiquineo, read this Spanish narrative from 1610, which tells one version of his story.

IMAGE: The Spanish territory of la Florida, ca. 1570 (Library of Congress)