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The Timucua : Peoples of America - Jerald T. Milanich

The Timucua

Peoples of America

Paperback Published: 23rd November 1999
ISBN: 9780631218647
Number Of Pages: 256

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This is the story of the Timucua, an American Indian people who thrived for centuries in the southeast portion of what is now the United States of America.Timucua groups lived in Northern Florida and Southern Georgia, a region occupied by native people for thirteen millennia. They were among the first of the American Indians to come in contact with Europeans, when the Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the Florida coast in 1513. Thousands of archaeological sites, village middens and sand and shell mounds still dot the landscape, offering mute testimony to the former presence of the Timucua and their ancestors.Two hundred and fifty years after Ponce de Leon's voyage the Timucua had disappeared, extinguished by the ravages of colonialism. Who were the Timucua? Where did they come from? How did they live? What caused their extinction? These are questions this book attempts to answer, using information gathered from archaeological excavations and from the interpretation of historical documents left behind by the European powers, mainly Spain and France, who sought to colonize Florida and to place the Timucua under their sway.

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1. The Beginning.

2. Who Were the Timucua?.

3. The Invasion.

4. Spanish Missions.

5. Mission Settlements and Subsistence.

6. The Organization of Societies.

7. Beliefs and Behavior.

8. The End.


ISBN: 9780631218647
ISBN-10: 0631218645
Series: Peoples of America
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 230.26 x 155.0  x 14.66
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1