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Saturiwa Indian Tribe
The Saturiwa Indians were a small tribe of Florida, relatives of the
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.
Our Timucua language resources.
Saturiwa Tribe History:
Article on the Saturiwa tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Encyclopedia article on the Saturiwa Indians.
Four Directions: Saturiwa:
Timeline and links about Saturiwa history.
Book on the history of Florida, including a section on the Saturiwa and other pre-Columbian tribes.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Links pages about the Saturiwas.
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