A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions (Ripley P. by John H. Hann

By John H. Hann

While Spanish and French explorers first landed in Florida early within the sixteenth century, Timucua audio system occupied extra land quarter and have been extra a number of than the other aboriginal workforce. this can be their first specific background, a huge research that locations its writer within the leading edge of Spanish colonial historians operating within the usa. The Timucua are the single local humans of Florida whose language survives in literature in enough caliber and volume to allow major research. hoping on formerly unused records, this account of the Timucua strains 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 a variety of eu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's excursion. He encompasses a special presentation in their adventure below the project regimes, and covers such subject matters because the Europeans' descriptions of the folks, their language, tradition, and political buildings, 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 in the course of the first 1/2 the 18th century.

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For the other major leaders of the 1560s, I have generally used the Spanish renditionsPotano, Tacatacuru, and Yustagabut I have introduced the French variants on occasion. For the lesser chiefs I have followed the Spanish form. Although the propriety of using the name Utina for the western Timucua province that Spaniards referred to usually as Timucua Province has been questioned recently, I have used Utina on occasion. Exclusive reliance on the name Timucua Province to denote Utina's territory is not satisfactory in some circumstances because Spaniards also used the name Timucua Province in the latter half of the seventeenth century to refer to a unit made up of Utina, Potano, and Yustaga.

She provided a meticulous and invaluable critique of a lengthy early draft of the manuscript, as did Jerald T. Milanich. Jeffrey M. Mitchem shed light on the border between Safety Harbor culture and that of the Alachua tradition. I am grateful for the encouragement and support I have received from George Percy and John Girvin, director and assistant director, respectively, of the Florida Division of Historical Resources, and from Jim Miller, chief of the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.

Location of the Tribes The territory of some Timucua-speaking tribes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is relatively well defined. There is little or no information Page 9 for others; at best, their territory is ill defined. The latter is true particularly for tribes of the Georgia mainland, who appeared infrequently in the documentation and whose territory has been little studied by archaeologists. The boundaries of the western tribes as a group are the most clearly defined both in the era of Hernando de Soto and in the mission era of the seventeenth century.

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