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This is interesting! I enjoy reading about history and learning more about the places around us….
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Florida’s First People
Today’s Blog is about one of the very earliest residents of Florida, the Timucuan Indians.
It is pronounced, tee-MOO-qua.
Our home here in Central Florida is on land where these Ancient people once lived.
The St. John’s River, which flows from South to North, not far from us, was of great historical importance to the Timucuans and several other local tribes here in Central Florida.
The Timucuans, were a rather tall, and slim race of Native people, who lived in this area, in the 1500’s and were estimated to number between 50,000 to 200,000 at the time.
But, by 1700, thanks to the diseases brought by the invading Spanish, their numbers had dwindled down to around 1,000.
By 1800, they were considered to be likely completely eliminated or extinct.
Interbreeding with the “ invaders” was the final blow to these once thriving Native people…
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