Tequesta Indian Tribe
Of the Tequesta people on the southeastern end of the peninsula we know still less than of the Calusa Indians. There was a tradition that they were the same people which held the Bahama or Lucayo Islands, and the local names of the Florida coast given by Fontanedo may partly refer to this nationality.
They obtained their name from a village, Tequesta, which lay on a river coming from Lake Mayaimi (Fontanedo in Ternaux-C., XX, p. 14) and was visited by Walter Raleigh (Barcia, Ensayo, p. 161). The lands of the Aïs formed the northern portion of the Tequesta domains, and a place called Mocossou is located there on de Brys map.
This extinct tribe does not seem to have come in contact with the Creeks, though its area is now inhabited by Seminoles.
MLA Source Citation:Gatschet, Albert S.A Migration Legend of the Creek Indians. Pub. D.G. Brinton, Philadelphia, 1884. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tequesta-indian-tribe.htm - Last updated on Apr 26th, 2013
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