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 team. this is often their first precise heritage, a huge examine that areas its writer within the vanguard 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 examine. counting on formerly unused files, this account of the Timucua lines their event 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 number of eu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's excursion. He contains a special presentation in their adventure below the venture regimes, and covers such issues because the Europeans' descriptions of the folk, 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 referred to as 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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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. Its mission-era ceramics were part of the ubiquitous LeonJefferson complex found in mission-era Apalachee, which was strongly influenced by the Lamar complex of central Georgia in the vicin- Page 15 ity of Macon (Milanich 1978:6367).
Because of the slight and dubious evidence that exists for the Tawasa's Timucua identity, this work will henceforth ignore the Tawasa except in the chapter on the Timucua language (Hann 1988b:92103). Timucua's Archaeological Traditions Timucua-speakers at contact belonged to an undefined number of distinct material cultural traditions, as one might expect of people who occupied so extensive a territory with such a diversity of habitats. Only the provinces of the Saturiwa, Freshwater, Acuera, Tacatacuru, Potano, Ocale, and Utina have been investigated sufficiently to permit identification of their late prehistoric and early historic material culture.
The village of San Pedro was only 20 leagues from St. Augustine (Serrano y Sanz 1912:145, 162). Yufera similarly lay inland from the coast. It was an independent chiefdom in 1604 but an ally of San Pedro's chief (Serrano y Sanz 1912:176). It was not mentioned by the friars in 1602 in their listing of places where people had been catechized. Deagan (1978:98) described Yufera as "inland from Cumberland Island south and west of the Cascangue bordering the Satilla, Cumberland, and St. Marys Rivers" and identified Yufera as the land of Queen Cubaconi, widow of King Hiocaia, whom the French visited in the 1560s.
A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions (Ripley P. Bullen Series) by John H. Hann