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Lost Tribe Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 02/03/2003
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a tupperware type container located in the ANCLOTE RIVER PARK.

Be sure to visit the Timucuan Indian Mound on the other side of the park for some interesting history.

The Timucuas are usually referred to as Timucua Speakers today, because they all spoke dialects of the same language.
The name "Timucua" come from when Headchief Saturiwa gave a silver ingot to the Frenchman Laudonniere. The soldier asked him where the silver had come from. Saturiwa pointed to the southwest and said with great anger that he had captured it from Thimagona. This word is generally believed to mean "terrible enemy," rather than a specific person or people. He was probably referring to Headchief Outina, his greatest enemy. (Outina, of course, had recovered it from a Spanish shipwreck. There was no native silver.) The French misunderstood the meaning of the silver and the meaning of the word "Thimogona." Eventually, the names Thimogona, Thimogoa, Timoga, and Timucua came to stand for all the Timucua speakers in north Florida and South Georgia. They never called themselves by this name, so there is no Timucua way to pronounce it. The Spanish used the name "Timucua" and pronounced it Tee-moo-qua. The Timucua lived in Florida from 1500-1700, and were gone by 1800. Juan Alonso Cabale was the very last Timucua Indian. He died in 1767, and the Timucua culture died with him.

Enjoy the hunt!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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