Secrets of the Dead

The true story behind the Guale Uprising

Clip: Special | 4m 38s

In the late 16th century, the Guale natives participated in a brutal uprising against their Catholic overseers. Legend says that Don Juanillo, heir to the chief, led the revolt because the friars would not allow him a second wife. However, there are reasons to suggest this may not be the full story.

Aired: 12/26/17

Rating: NR

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