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By John H. Hann

Whilst Spanish and French explorers first landed in Florida early within the sixteenth century, Timucua audio system occupied extra land zone and have been extra quite a few than the other aboriginal staff. this can be their first targeted background, a huge research that areas its writer within the leading edge of Spanish colonial historians operating within the usa. The Timucua are the one local humans of Florida whose language survives in literature in adequate caliber and volume to allow major learn. hoping on formerly unused files, this account of the Timucua lines their adventure from first touch with Europeans to their exile to Cuba in 1763 and their ultimate eradication. starting with the query in their quantity and their destinations in northern Florida and southern Georgia, John Hann examines the Timucua's contacts with quite a few ecu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's day trip. He incorporates a targeted presentation in their adventure below the challenge regimes, and covers such subject matters because the Europeans' descriptions of the folks, their language, tradition, and political constructions, the derivation in their language, and the meanings in their placenames and titles. He additionally resolves confusion over the level of the territory of a Timucua subgroup often called the Mocama, and discusses different Florida local peoples who moved into Timucua territory as refugees through the first 1/2 the 18th century.

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The smaller accumulations possibly reflect a more dispersed settlement pattern than the one prevailing along the St. Johns River. The sherd-tempered pottery is often cob-marked, but cord-marking also appears. The little that is known about the Timucua portion of the Georgia coastal mainland and its immediate hinterland suggests that their ceramics also were influenced by those of the upper Georgia coast (Deagan 1978:92, 100101; Milanich 1994a:24849; Milanich and Fairbanks 1980:17079, 216). The little work done in Yustaga Province has revealed nothing about its protohistoric ceramics.

Marys Rivers" and identified Yufera as the land of Queen Cubaconi, widow of King Hiocaia, whom the French visited in the 1560s. If Cubaconi was cacica of Yufera, Yufera could not have been far inland. René Laudonnière placed the land of King Hiocaia a mere 12 leagues from Fort Caroline at the mouth of the St. Johns River, roughly the same distance from the French fort as was San Pedro Mocama. Laudonnière situated Hiocaia's domain on a river the natives called Iracana, which is the Satilla. " Ribaut described the river as ''divided into many large streams, which slice the country into large and Page 12 beautiful islands and excellent little prairies and meadows," with an incredible abundance of fish everywhere (Lussagnet 1958:20, 21, 13536, 157).

Milanich. p. cm.  ) and index.  Timucua IndiansMissionsHistory.  Series. 9'004975dc20 CIP The University Press of Florida is the scholarly publishing agency for the State University System of Florida, comprised of Florida A & M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, and University of West Florida. University Press of Florida 15 Northwest 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32611 Page v To Nettie Lee Benson for the lasting impression she made on the members of her first graduate history seminar Page vii Contents List of Maps viii Foreword by Jerald T.

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