Asked how Native Americans might view the history, Detzner said, "We have to remember that part of this experience was conflict. We can't ignore that. But we also have to remember that as part of this experience, we live to learn, we learned to live together, we've grown together. There's no other state that can represent the kind of diversity that we have here in Florida of cultures and religions."
Events commemorate Ponce de Leon's arrival
Spanish explorer arrived on Florida's east coast 500 years ago this week
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