By John H. Hann
While Spanish and French explorers first landed in Florida early within the sixteenth century, Timucua audio system occupied extra land zone and have been extra a number of than the other aboriginal workforce. this is often their first targeted background, a tremendous learn that locations its writer within the vanguard of Spanish colonial historians operating within the usa. The Timucua are the single 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 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 ecu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's excursion. He incorporates a unique presentation in their adventure lower than the undertaking regimes, and covers such issues 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 referred to as 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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Scarry (1985:222) proposed that Jefferson Ware be subsumed within Lamar Complicated Stamped. Until the early 1990s the protohistoric and late prehistoric ceramics of Utina Province were as unknown as those of Yustaga. All that was known was that LeonJefferson Ware also was a characteristic of the few missionera sites that had been located and explored to some degree. Work at the Fig Springs site in Itchetucknee State Park and a search for other places mentioned by de Soto's chroniclers produced data on the region's late prehistoric ceramics that have shown them to be similar to those of the Alachua tradition.
Most or all of the rest, the Yufera, Utina or Timucua, Freshwater, Acuera, Ocone, Tucururu, and possibly Tawasa, are dialects of the people so named by Spaniards. The Tucururu are a possible exception. " Vinson's choice of Côte, or "Coast," to refer to the Mocama dialect appears to be based on Pareja's (1612b:60) reference to his parishioners' dialect in one of his first two catechisms. " Pareja's two references in his grammar to an Agua Salada or Saltwater dialect indicate that the dialect which he characterized as "Saltwater" was distinct from the "Maritime" dialect in which he wrote all of Page 7 his works (Adam and Vinson 1886:88, 121).
There is general agreement that they were living in the vicinity of Montgomery, Alabama, by the 1680s. 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.
A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions (Ripley P. Bullen Series) by John H. Hann