The young and relatively obscure nation gained international notoriety following the visit of the American naturalist William Bartram in
1774. Residing with Cowkeeper, Bartram sought permission to travel freely over the Alachua savannah collecting flowers and plants. Cowkeeper gave him permission, and also a nickname -- Puc Puggy, or the Flower Hunter.
Bartram Southeastern 15, Bartram Travels 186.