By John H. Hann
John Hann focuses during this examine at the Apalachee Indians and their interactions with the Spanish through the ancient interval. Following an outline of the prehistoric Apalachee, Hann delves into the encounters among the Apalachee and the 1st ecu intruders. He synthesizes historic and archaeological details at the institution and development of the western Florida missions, together with pertinent facts from the sought after and pivotal kingdom of San Luis de Talimali. A sympathetic view of the tradition and customs of the ancient Apalachee and a translation of dad Paiva’s impassioned ball video game manuscript are through sections on Apalachee political constitution, language, demographic traits, and challenge economy. Hann concludes with info at the demoralization of the Apalachee and its results at the missions and, finally, at the exile and extinction of the Apalachee humans.
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1 The peace mission received a friendly reception. Ivitachuco's seventy-year-old chief, opening the conclave, spoke at great length in favor of peace. Fray Prieto then presided over a meeting of the chiefs of the two peoples, all of whom agreed on peace. As the most important of the Apalachee chiefs and as host, the Ivitachucan leader addressed the assembly anew, expressing his joy that peace had been established. After they had feasted, the assembled Apalachee chieftains appointed the cacique of the village of Inihayca to visit the governor at St.
The persistence of the fame of the Apalachee when Narváez and de Soto landed in south Florida may have been the result in part of the afterglow from a more glorious time when the authorities at one or the other of these centers held sway over a larger territory than that controlled by the historic Apalachee (B. Calvin Jones, personal communication, April 19, 1984; Payne 1981:2931). With this perspective the "gold" was probably ornaments of hammered copper, which were found as grave goods at Lake Jackson.
Ignoring the century-long presence of the Spaniards at St. Augustine and the string of missions along the Georgia coast, the British monarch, in a charter granted to the proprietors of the Carolina colony, set the new colony's southern limit below St. Augustine to encompass almost all of the Florida natives and missions then under Spanish control. This charter set the stage for a quarter century of conflict that was to culminate in the destruction of all the missions beyond St. Augustine. Averse to submitting to the disciplined life of the missions and to the surrender of much of their native culture that this entailed, and attracted by the prospect of English trade, most of the Creek tribes to the north and northwest of Apalachee threw off their allegiance to the Spanish monarch by preemptorily ousting the friars who appeared and welcoming the English traders.
Apalachee: the land between the rivers by John H. Hann