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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 a variety of than the other aboriginal workforce. this is often their first specified heritage, an immense examine that areas its writer within the leading edge 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 research. 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 variety of eu teams, beginning with Ponce de Le?n's excursion. He contains a specific presentation in their event below the project regimes, and covers such subject matters 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 often called the Mocama, and discusses different Florida local peoples who moved into Timucua territory as refugees through the first half the 18th century.

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Marys variant of the St. Johns region. Mocama extended northward to St. Simons Island, where John Tate Lanning (1935:203) tentatively placed San Buenaventura de Guadalquini, northernmost of the Mocama missions. Worth (1995: app. A, 19596) has established St. Simons Island as the location of the Guadalquini mission. Tacatacuru is the name for the province that appears in the sixteenth-century documentation. It was the natives' name for the St. Marys River and for a small island just north of the mouth of the St.

They confused the Spaniards' "province of Timucua" of the 1590s and thereafter with the land of Holata, or Chief, Outina (or Aotina) of French and Spanish accounts from the 1560s. " French linkage of the term Thimagona with that Chief Outina and later Spanish linkage of the name Timucua to another province located in a different area seem to have led scholars either to overlook indications that the French and Spanish applied the name Timucua to distinct provinces or to assume that the Outina-Thimagona of the 1560s had moved by the 1590s to the area of the Spaniards' "Timucua Province" (Hann 1990a:89).

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). Pareja spelled Yufera variously as Iufera, Yufera, and Yufara in his grammar (Adam and Vinson 1886:47, 88, 124).

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