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The Timucua

Milanich, Jerald T.

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ISBN 10: 1557864888 / ISBN 13: 9781557864888
Editorial: Blackwell, Cambridge, 1996
Condición: Very good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Elk River Books (IOBA, RMABA) (Livingston, MT, Estados Unidos de America)

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Octavo (23 cm), pp. 216. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Jacket has light wear, foxing on top of page block. An archaeological, anthropological and historical account of the Timucua people of the American Southeast. N° de ref. de la librería 8627

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Título: The Timucua

Editorial: Blackwell, Cambridge

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: very good

Edición: First edition.

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Based on the latest research findings, this is the moving story of the demise of one of the oldest of the American Indian peoples.

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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this book attempts to answer, using information gathered from archaeological excavations and from the interpretation of historical documents left behind by the European powers, mainly Spain and France, who sought to colonize Florida and to place the Timucua under their sway.

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Elk River Books is a partnership between poet Marc Beaudin and journalist Andrea Peacock. We opened our doors in 2011, and moved to our current location in Livingston's gallery district in 2014. We offer affordable, high quality books, fair trade journals, maps, note cards (many by local artists) and other literary gifts. The store specializes in works by collectible outdoor literature, books by regional authors, visual and literary arts, and western history and lore.

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