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 sector and have been extra various than the other aboriginal crew. this can be their first targeted heritage, an immense learn that locations 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 enough 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 a number of eu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's day trip. He incorporates a distinct presentation in their adventure less than the venture regimes, and covers such issues 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 referred to as the Mocama, and discusses different Florida local peoples who moved into Timucua territory as refugees throughout the first 1/2 the 18th century.

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Johns River after that mission had become depopulated. It is problematical whether the governor's orders were carried out in the 1640s. A 1655 mission list still gave the mission's name as San Diego de Laca, and that list had an Ocone mission 30 leagues from St. Augustine on an island. Worth (1992a:300) noted that the name Salamototo was used for the river-crossing village as early as the latter half of the 1650s when the governor ordered a new road to that village opened. By 1675 San Diego de Laca had clearly become San Diego de Salamototo.

López 1602; Pareja 1602). But in applying the name to the language in the titles of his various works, it is probable that Pareja (1612b) used the name in the broad sense to embrace all who spoke the language. Thus the earliest of his works bore the title Catechism in the Castilian and Timuquan Languages in Which Is Contained What Can Be Taught to the Adults Who Are to Be Baptized. Governor Pedro de Ybarra gave clearer evidence of using the name in a restrictive sense in 1604, identifying the San Pedro mission as "principal head of the language of Timuqua" (Serrano y Sanz 1912:171).

Some authorities have identified them as Guale Page 11 both then and later, despite seventeenth-century documentation identifying them as Timucua-speakers. The domains of the tribes of the Georgia mainland opposite Tacatacuru territory are less clearly defined. Cascangue and Icafui are considered to have been the northernmost, probably occupying the coast opposite Jekyll Island south to the Satilla River. Fray Baltasar López (1602) described Cascangue and the villages of Icafui as neighbors of his San Pedro.

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