FLOR500, Garden 188 Saturiwa, Timucuan Leader (1500s) Saturiwa was a powerful Timucuan chief who lived near modern-day Jacksonville. His coastal chiefdom stretched from the mouth of the St. Johns River to present-day Flagler County. He had thirty lesser chiefs under him, who paid a tribute of corn and other supplies. Saturiwa traded with the French after their arrival in 1564. The next year, the Spaniards destroyed the French settlement and established St. Augustine. Historical accounts reveal that Saturiwa and his Indian allies were initially hostile to St. Augustine’s residents. Saturiwa’s name then disappeared from written records.
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Saturiwa, Timucuan Leader

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Saturiwa, Timucuan Leader

(1500s)

Saturiwa was a powerful Timucuan chief who lived near modern-day Jacksonville. His coastal chiefdom stretched from the mouth of the St. Johns River to present-day Flagler County. He had thirty lesser chiefs under him, who paid a tribute of corn and other supplies. Saturiwa traded with the French after their arrival in 1564. The next year, the Spaniards destroyed the French settlement and established St. Augustine. Historical accounts reveal that Saturiwa and his Indian allies were initially hostile to St. Augustine’s residents. Saturiwa’s name then disappeared from written records. 





 




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