Pioneering in Cuba is a Historical Book. It is A Narrative of the Settlement of La Gloria, the First American Colony in Cuba. The true story of the La Gloria colony should be told, without bias and with an accurate, first hand knowledge of all the facts. Many of the daily happenings in the colony, particularly those of the earlier months, are of sufficient general interest to justify their narration. Mention by name of all of the colonists who were prominent and active in the life of the colony. While in La Gloria, in his capacity as a member of the Pioneer Association, the author had the honor to be the chairman of the committee on History of the Colony. This committee was not officially or outwardly active, but in a quiet way its members stored up history as fast as it was made. The author does not dignify the present work by the name of history, but prefers to call it a narrative of the first year of the colony. He believes, however, that it contains many facts and incidents which will be found useful material to draw upon when in later years a complete history of the first American colony in Cuba may be written.