August 30, 2011
Florida's First People
Today's Blog is not about an Endangered Florida species, but about one that has already gone, it is about the Timucuan Indians of Florida.
Our home is on land where these people once lived.
The St. John's River not far from us, was of great historical importance to the Timucuans and several other local tribes here in Central Florida.
These Ancient Indians, who were here long before any outsiders stepped foot on Florida, are rarely spoken of in local schools, in the news or even on web sites which claim to be historical reference places for their individual counties.
This is sad because so many of the names and places here reflect their importance and the influence of these Ancient people on not only this area, but on the entire state of Florida.
Here are a few places to learn more about the First People of Florida: