Florida Lost Tribes by Theodore Morris

by 12,000 B.C. first people reach Florida...They are descendants of people who crossed over the land bridge from Siberia to Alaska.... 1513 - an estimated 350,000 natives are living on the peninsula when JuanP.deLeon arrives...
Spain Arrives. The first Spanish in Florida were slavers. They created hatred for the Spanish and later Spanish arrivals were not welcomed...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Spain Arrives. The first Spanish in Florida were slavers. They created hatred for the Spanish and later Spanish arrivals were not welcomed...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Gathering Coquinas (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This maiden gathers coquinas, which will be boiled for a tasty broth. Coquinas are brightly colored bivalves that live in the surf-pounded tidal area of beaches. Their shells make up a large part of some shell mounds on Florida's east coast and along the St. Johns River...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Gathering Coquinas (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This maiden gathers coquinas, which will be boiled for a tasty broth. Coquinas are brightly colored bivalves that live in the surf-pounded tidal area of beaches. Their shells make up a large part of some shell mounds on Florida's east coast and along the St. Johns River...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

GENERATIONS (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This stoic and proud warrior wears a panther headdress as a symbol of high military rank.  His son holds a bow with which he will learn to shoot small animals. This training will, in the future, be an important skill for the survival of the tribe. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

GENERATIONS (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This stoic and proud warrior wears a panther headdress as a symbol of high military rank. His son holds a bow with which he will learn to shoot small animals. This training will, in the future, be an important skill for the survival of the tribe. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Panther Warrior(Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Panther Warrior(Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Timucuan Elder. (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Timucuan Elder. (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Timucuan Chief (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Timucuan Chief (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

TIMUCUA FISHERMAN (Timucua Tribe). A fisherman examines his bone arrow point prior to shooting at a fish in the tidal waters of northeast Florida. The arrowhead is secured to the shaft with pine resin and further secured by binding with rawhide strips... Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

TIMUCUA FISHERMAN (Timucua Tribe). A fisherman examines his bone arrow point prior to shooting at a fish in the tidal waters of northeast Florida. The arrowhead is secured to the shaft with pine resin and further secured by binding with rawhide strips... Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

CHIEF SATURIBA'S QUEEN (Timucua Tribe). This Queen stands framed against the strikingly beautiful saltwater marshes of Ft. George Island near the St. Johns River. Island living had many benefits including security from attacks by other tribes and the easy gathering of seafood and marsh animals. She is one with her environment as she gazes out from the shady coolness of a shoreline tree covered with ferns. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

CHIEF SATURIBA'S QUEEN (Timucua Tribe). This Queen stands framed against the strikingly beautiful saltwater marshes of Ft. George Island near the St. Johns River. Island living had many benefits including security from attacks by other tribes and the easy gathering of seafood and marsh animals. She is one with her environment as she gazes out from the shady coolness of a shoreline tree covered with ferns. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Pottery of The Ancients (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This Freshwater Timucua woman of royalty holds a ceremonial turkey vulture effigy incense burner. This pot has been passed down for many generations. Timucua tribes who lived inland from the sea painted their faces red, while those on the coast used black to paint their faces. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Pottery of The Ancients (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This Freshwater Timucua woman of royalty holds a ceremonial turkey vulture effigy incense burner. This pot has been passed down for many generations. Timucua tribes who lived inland from the sea painted their faces red, while those on the coast used black to paint their faces. Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

TIMUCUA WAR LEADER (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This leader gazes out at his world. As a clan leader, his courage and experience were critical for the survival of the tribe...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

TIMUCUA WAR LEADER (Timucua Tribe of Florida). This leader gazes out at his world. As a clan leader, his courage and experience were critical for the survival of the tribe...Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

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