Besides painting, one of my passions is history, especially Florida history! I am fascinated by some of the early native cultures who inhabited this beautiful state. This led me to write my first little story about the Timucua Indians. A special thanks to my friend Nancy Jean, who so beautifully illustrated this tale! I'm slowly gathering information for a second story "Treasure of the 10,000 Islands - The Legend of Calos". This will feature the Calusa Indians of Southwest Florida!
About this Story:
Prior to the Spanish invasion of Florida in 1513, it is estimated that there may have been as many as 772,000 Timucua of various tribes and dialects. Their territory stretched from Georgia to Central Florida. Fifty years later, the Timucua numbered about 150,00 due to epidemic diseases brought to Florida by the Spanish and from Spanish hostilities. By 1682, there were less than 1,000 Timucua. At the turn of the century no Timucua remained. This story follows the adventures of Polymra, a Timucuan Indian girl entrusted by her people to guard their sacred water source. She encounters both Juan Ponce de Leon and Hernando de Soto on the beautiful island we now call Anna Maria. This book is sold through Amazon. Please click the link below order.