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Hann, John H. 
A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions
 (1996) University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 
A rare look at Florida's native people and their conquerors through actual European accounts of the time. Hann uses writings of colonial officials, priests, and soldiers (along with key secondary sources) to explore Timucuan culture, Spanish thinking, and a demographic disaster. The author shows Florida natives as functioning people in their own right, and the Spanish as varied. Some of the present web page examples come from Hann's richly detailed work. Recommended especially for serious readers, since topics like Timucuan-language theory can be daunting. But then, Hann's story is not cartoon history.

Goggin, John M. 
Space and Time Perpesctive in Northern St. Johns Archeology, Florida. (1952) Yale University Press, New Haven. 

Mauncy, Albert C. 
Menendez: Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Captain General of the Ocean Sea
(1992 reprint) Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL. [Originally published 1983: St. Augustine Historical Society, St. Augustine, FL.]
An entertaining story of a key Spanish officer, Florida colonial administrator, and explorer.

Milanich, Jerald T. 
Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe


(1995) University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
A clear, interesting survey of Florida natives and their troublesome interactions with Europeans. As with other books by Milanich (curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History), this one presents solid scholarship to general readers. Highly recommended.

For another excellent survey by the same press, see Ste. Claire, Dana. Florida's Indians from Ancient Times to the Present (1998)

True Natives: The Prehistory of Volusia County(1992) The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida.
A readable 50-page work with subject overview, lively illustrations, details on specific sites, and little-known facts about the area's prehistory. Produced by an archaeologist skilled at reaching the public, it is one of this web page's information sources, especially for the self-guided tour. Highly recommended.
True Natives is available from the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1040 Museum Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 255-0285(1992) The Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach, Florida.
A readable 50-page work with subject overview, lively illustrations, details on specific sites, and little-known facts about the area's prehistory. Produced by an archaeologist skilled at reaching the public, it is one of this web page's information sources, especially for the self-guided tour. Highly recommended.
True Natives is available from the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1040 Museum Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 255-0285.

Volusia Stories acknowledgements

The Volusia County Heritage Website is a project of the Volusia County Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Special thanks go to the following people:

Natural Treasures Contributors:
Researched and compiled by:
Lani K. Friend
Compilation assistance: Tom Scofield

Volusia County Government:
Volusia County Leisure Services Historic Resources:
Nancy Maddox, Cultural & Heritage Program Manager
Elaine Kenyon
Volusia County Manager's Office

Design by Leslee Moore, Freelance Artist

The author is extremely grateful to current and former Volusia County Historic Preservation Advisory Board Members for their unflagging faith in the project and their ongoing commitment to educating residents and visitors alike about our rich cultural heritage.

Editing contributions by former board members:
Bill Johnston
Bill Dreggors
Dana Ste. Claire
Harold C. Cardwell, Jr.

Current board members (during the project): 
Sidney Corhern 
Barbara Herrin 
Joanne Jefferson 
Ed Carson 
Priscilla Cardwell 
Gordon Kipp 
Harlan Hutchins 
Ed Best 
Bruce Piatek

Information reviewed by:
Heartfelt appreciation is expressed to the following individuals for their invaluable information and reviews of the text:

Dr. John Hann, Director, Mission San Luis Archaeological Site at Tallahassee

Dr. Jerald Milanich, Curator of the Florida Natural History Museum at Gainesville

Dr. James Miller, Chief of the Bureau of Archaeological Research, Florida State Division of Historical Resources

Dana Ste. Claire, Author and past Curator of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona.

Photos, illustrations courtesy of:  
The West Volusia Historical Society
State of Florida Historical Archives
Jeana Brunson, Director of the Museum of Florida History
Steve Oakley, Curator of Exhibits, Museum of Florida History
Dr. Jim Miller, Chief of the Bureau of Archaeological Research, Florida Division of Historical Resources

Artist’s conception depicting village life along the St. John’s River near Hontoon Island at the time of contact with theEuropeans courtesy of the Museum of Florida History, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State.

Sketches of Timucuan Indians and activities (from engravings by Theodore de Bry) contributed by Tom Scofield,Historic Resource Officer, Volusia County Leisure Services.

Sketches of shell and tool artifacts from Volusia County archaeological sites contributed by Ryan Wheeler and Ray McGee The Florida Anthropologist, Vol. 53, Numbers 2-3, June-September 2000

Photos of Volusia County shell mound sites courtesy of Dr. Jerald Milanich, Florida Museum of Natural History,University of Florida, Gainesville

Artist’s conception of Mayaca Indians observing an approachingSpanish vessel drawn by artist Victoria Bortolussi of New Smyrna Beach.

Resources:
General Information courtesy of the University Press of Florida.

Barrientos, Bartolome (1567) Pedro Menendez De Aviles, founder of Florida. Translation By Anthony Kerrigan. University of Florida Press, Gainesville

Hann, John H. (1996) A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions. University Press of Florida, Gainesville

Hann, John H.  Historical Era Aboriginal Peoples of South Florida  

Hann, John H. (1993) "The Mayaca and Jororo and missions to them." Bonnie McEwan, editor. The Spanish Missions of La Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville

Milanich, Jerald T. (1995)Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe. University Press of Florida,  Gainesville

Milanich, Jerald T. (1998)Florida’s Indians from ancient times to the present. University Press of Florida, Gainesville

Francisco Pareja’s 1613 Confessionario: A documentary source for Timucuan ethnography. Division of Archives, History, and Records Management, Florida Department of State.

Ste. Claire, Dana. (1992) True Natives: The Prehistory of Volusia County.The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL

Wyman, Jeffries. (1868)An account of the fresh-water shell-heaps of the St. Johns River, East Florida. Essex Institute Press, Salem, MA

 

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