This major study of the Timucua - the only native people of Florida whose language significantly survives in literature- traces their experience from first contact with the Europeans to their exile to Cuba in 1763 and their final eradication. When Spanish and French explorers first landed in Florida early in the sixteenth century, Timucua speakers occupied more land area and were more numerous than any other aboriginal group. Hann includes a detailed presentation of the natives' experience under the mission regimes and covers such topics as the Europeans' descriptions of the people, their language, culture, and political structures, the deviation of their language, and the meanings of their place names, and titles.
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