FLOR500, Garden 129 Juan Mendoza and Diego Salvador, Indian Interpreters in Apalachee Province (1600s) Juan Mendoza, an Apalachee Indian, served as mission interpreter at San Luis, in Apalachee Province. Diego Salvador was a Timucuan who had come to Apalachee Province as a youth. He worked as a royal interpreter for the deputy governor at San Luis. In 1676, the two co-wrote the notebook that described the origin myth and ceremonies associated with the Apalachee ball game. Fray Juan de Paiva, a priest at the mission, used the notebook to compose a manuscript about the game. The manuscript provides a first-hand description of the culture of the Apalachee.
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Juan Mendoza and Diego Salvador, Indian Interpreters in Apalachee Province 

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Juan Mendoza and Diego Salvador, Indian Interpreters in Apalachee Province

(1600s)

Juan Mendoza, an Apalachee Indian, served as mission interpreter at San Luis, in Apalachee Province. Diego Salvador was a Timucuan who had come to Apalachee Province as a youth. He worked as a royal interpreter for the deputy governor at San Luis. In 1676, the two co-wrote the notebook that described the origin myth and ceremonies associated with the Apalachee ball game. Fray Juan de Paiva, a priest at the mission, used the notebook to compose a manuscript about the game. The manuscript provides a first-hand description of the culture of the Apalachee.





 




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