This episode goes from Columbia to Parris Island in Beaufort County. Parris Island today is the home of a large Marine Corps training base. There is a monument there, similar in the design to one Captain Ribaut planted in 1562, that marks one possible site of Charlesfort.
The Reenactment: Jacques and Rouffi are two teenaged boys who have sailed to the new world on an expedition to establish a refuge for French Protestants (Huguenots). After a short while, the leader of the expedition, Captain Jean Ribaut goes back to France to obtain more provisions. About 28 Huguenots remain at Charlesfort. Captain Albert de la Pierria is placed in charge. He executes a young settler and banishes another, Lachere, to a barrier island. Discontent with the regime soon arises and Pierria is executed. Captain Barre assumes command and elects to return to France in a small homemade boat. Rouffi chooses to remain at Port Royal.
All of the characters, with the exception of Jacques, and events in this lesson are based on generally accepted historical research and evidence.
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- The inhabitants of the early Carolina colony included native, immigrant, and enslaved peoples. To understand how these various groups interacted to form a new and unique culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the follo...
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the unique development of ethnic, political, and religious identities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
- 8-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- The human mosaic of the South Carolina colony was composed of indigenous, immigrant, and enslaved populations. To understand how these differing backgrounds melded into an entirely new and different culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and ...