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 variety of than the other aboriginal staff. this is often their first special heritage, an immense learn that areas 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 enough caliber and volume to allow major examine. hoping on formerly unused records, this account of the Timucua strains 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 variety of ecu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's excursion. He features a targeted presentation in their adventure less than the project 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 throughout the first half the 18th century.
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The Ocone in question are definitely Timucua-speakers, but their identification as an isolate is questionable as it is seemingly based on nothing more than their name's resemblance to that of the Hitchiti-speaking Ocone, for whom the river is probably named. John Worth's (1992a:6062) interpretation of the evidence for the location of the Timucua-speaking Ocone has ruled out a northcentral Georgia placement of them during the mission era, and nothing is known about them prior to that. Despite the Timucua-speakers' numbers and extensive territory, they may not have been the most powerful of Florida's aboriginal peoples when the historic era began for them.
López 1602). While the Yufera spoke a dialect bearing their name, the Ibi shared the Icafui or Itafi dialect of the other mainland tribe, the Cascangue (Deagan 1978:91; Granberry 1989:37). The only indications of Tucururu's location are a passing remark that it, like Santa Lucia de Acuera, "belonged to the southern coast" and Swanton's (1922:323) observation that Tucuru was associated with Acuera's Avino mission of 1616 (A. López 1931:48; Oré 1936:126). The expression "southern coast" obviously was used loosely, and it, like Acuera, seems to have been a distance inland.
Spaniards used the name Timucua for the province we know as Utina. They occasionally applied the name to Mocama as well early in the mission period. If the northern towns designated as Arapaha or Onatheaqua Province were distinct from Utina Province, they would constitute a fifth western province. Not enough is known about those northern peoples to characterize them as a distinct province. Spaniards ceased to refer to Potano as a province as its population declined. It became part of Timucua Province.
A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions (Ripley P. Bullen Series) by John H. Hann