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Saturiwa Indian Tribe

The Saturiwa Indians were a small tribe of Florida, relatives of the Timucua Indians. They were sometimes also known as the Saturiba. The Saturiwa no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Like many early Florida tribes, the Saturiwas were devastated by European diseases and conquered by the Spanish. There may be some Saturiwa descendants in Cuba, where the Spanish shipped some Florida Indians as forced labor, or among the Seminole tribe, which took in survivors from many different indigenous groups. The Saturiwa language was never well recorded, but appears to have been a Timucua dialect or a closely related language.

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Saturiwa Language Links

Timucua Language:
    Our Timucua language resources.

Saturiwa Culture and History Links

Saturiwa Tribe History:
    Article on the Saturiwa tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Wikipedia: Saturiwa:
    Encyclopedia article on the Saturiwa Indians.
Four Directions: Saturiwa:
    Timeline and links about Saturiwa history.

Books for sale on the Saturiwa Indians

Florida's Frontiers:
    Book on the history of Florida, including a section on the Saturiwa and other pre-Columbian tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Saturiwa Tribe:
Links pages about the Saturiwas.



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