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  John Hann focuses during this learn at the Apalachee Indians and their interactions with the Spanish throughout the historical interval. Following an outline of the prehistoric Apalachee, Hann delves into the encounters among the Apalachee and the 1st eu intruders.  He synthesizes historic and archaeological details at the institution and development of the western Florida missions, together with pertinent info from the well-liked and pivotal country of San Luis de Talimali.   A sympathetic view of the tradition and customs of the old Apalachee and a translation of dad Paiva’s impassioned ball video game manuscript are through sections on Apalachee political constitution, language, demographic traits, and project economy.  Hann concludes with info at the demoralization of the Apalachee and its results at the missions and, finally, at the exile and extinction of the Apalachee humans.

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Cemochechobee: Archaeology of a Mississippian Ceremonial Center on the Chattahoochee River, by Frank T. Schnell, Vernon J. , and Gail S. Schnell (1981). Number 4. Fort Center: An Archaeological Site in the Lake Okeechobee Basin, by William H. Sears, with contributions by Elsie O'R. Sears and Karl T. Steinen (1982). Number 5. Perspectives on Gulf Coast Prehistory, edited by Dave D. Davis (1984). Number 6. Archaeology of Aboriginal Culture Change in the Interior Southeast: Depopulation during the Early Historic Period, by Marvin T.

The Population of Apalachee 160 8. Apalachee and Its Neighbors 181 9. San Luis: Village, Fort, and Mission 194 10. Alienation and Demoralization, 16821702 227 11. Indian and Spanish Interaction and Acculturation 237 12. Destruction of the Missions and Dispersion of Their People 264 13. Exile and Extinction of the Apalachee 284 Appendixes 1. Chronology for San Luis and Apalachee 319 2. Translation of the Ball Game Manuscript 328 3. Villages in Apalachee during the Mission Era (with variant names and spellings) 354 Page vi 4.

All of the accounts of these two expeditions highlight the hostility of the Apalachee. Garcilaso's pithy tribute sums up the Spaniards' reluctantly admiring recollection of this people: ''By these incidents, one may perceive the savagery and at the same time the audacity of the Indians of that province, for certainly their actions proved that they knew to dare and not to fear" (Vega 1951:250). As the seventeenth century began, for reasons not known, many native groups in the Florida and Georgia hinterland began to express interest in giving obedience to Spain's monarch and in being Christianized (López 1602; Pareja 1602).

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