Friday, February 22, 2013
I'm always so happy to find cards that are new to me, especially of tribal groups which are under-represented in my collection. I have very few cards of Florida and other SE native people and was super happy to trade with a Postcrosser for this Timucuan man.The Timucua were hunters & fishermen and had retained many of the Mississippian era features including body tattoos, wearing large ear spools, and using shells. Sadly this community was heavily impacted by DeSoto's march thru the SE in the 1540s....most all of Florida's original inhabitants died from disease, warfare, hard labor at Spanish Missions, and being taken in slave raids by native people allied to the English. Some of the remnants blended with Creeks to form the Seminole community in the 1800s.