Language; Timucua Taino
Family: Northern Maipuran
Stock: Maipuran
Phylum: Arawakan
Macro-Culture: Florida
Speakers Extinct
       The Tacatacuru were a sedentary coastal nation. They were located on Cumberland Island. They joined the Utina after the Timucuan Rebellion, though they were not involved in the rebellion itself.
Aboriginal Locations
FL   1 main village, possibly 7 others
Present Locations
Joined Timucuan Tribes who are now extinct
Year History
1562 Chief met John Ribault
1564 Fort Caroline established, good terms with tribe
1567 Chief joined De Gourgues in attack on Spaniards
1597 Chief Don Juan assisted Whites against Guale
1600 Death of chief Don Juan, succeeded by niece; tribe built church as large as St. Augustine named San Pedro Mocama
1656 Not involved in Timucua Rebellion
1675 Abandoned Cumberland Island, Yamasee took territory, Tacatacuru joined Utina
Year Total FL Population   Source
1500 1,000   Spanish claimed to have Christianized 792 in Tacatacuru province, aboriginal population estimate of 1,000 therefore estimated
1700 0   NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0   NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Mococo, Osochi, Pohoy, Potano, Saturiwa, Tawasa, Timucua, Yustaga
Tacatacuru Sites:
500 Year of Baker County
Brief History of the Timucua Taino of Northern Florida
DeSoto's Florida Trails
Florida Archeological Collections
Florida Indian Tribes
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Linguists Research Timucua, a Language with No Speakers
Taino Linguistic Lineage
Taino Timucua Tribe
Timucua Indian Coloring Pages
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians
Timucua Indians - After the Europeans Came
Timucua Indian Tribe History
Timucua Language

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