Biscayne Bay Directory

A Miami Chronology

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16th Century

The Tequesta tribe moved to the mainland (present site of the City of Miami).

1567

The Jesuit Mission of Tequesta, the first white settlement in Dade County, was established at the mouth of the Miami River.

1750

The Seminoles entered Florida.

1763

Spain ceded Florida to England in exchange for Cuba (Treaty of Paris).

1763

Fearing the Seminoles, the last 80 Tequesta families were transported to Havana where they lost their identity as a race.

1783

England gave Florida back to Spain (Treaty of Paris).