Timucua Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Apohola (buzzard). A Timucua phratry which included the Nuculaha, Nuculahaqus, Nuculaharuqui, Chorofa, Usinaca, Ayahanisino, Napoya, Amacahuri, Hauenayo, and Amusaya clans. They were prohibited from marrying among themselves. Pareja (ca. 1612) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Arahasomi (‘bear gens’, from ara ‘black bear’, hasomi ‘family’). A Timucua clan of the Chulufichi phratry. Pareja (ca. 1612) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Ayahanisino. A clan of the Apohola phratry of the Timucua. Pareja (ca. 1612) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Cayahasomi. The Partridge clan of the Acheha phratry of the ancient Timucua tribe of Florida.

Chehelu. A clan of the Acheha phratry of the ancient Timucua in Florida. Pareja (ca. 1612) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., 492, 1878.

Chorofa (bird). A clan of the Apohola phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (1614) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xviii, 492, 1878.

Chulufichi. A phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Its clans were Arahasomi, Habachaca, and several others not recorded. Pareja (1614) quoted by Gaschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Cuyuhasomi (‘fish people’, from cuyu fish, hasomi ‘people’). A phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (1617) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Cuyuhasomiaroqui. A clan of the Cuyu hasomi phratry of the Timucua of Florida. Pareja (1617) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Cuyuhasomiele. A clan of the Cuyuhasomi phratry of the Timucua of Florida. Pareja (1617) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Efaca. A Timucua clan belonging to the Acheha phratry. Pareja (1612-14) quoted by Gatschet in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Habachaca. A clan of the Chulufichi phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (ca. 1614) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Hauenayo. A clan of the Apohola phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (ca. 1614) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xv, 492, 1878.

Hiyaraba (panther). A clan of the Acheha phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (ca. 1614) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xv?, 492, 1878.

Hobatinequasi. A clan of the Acheha phratry of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (ca. 1614) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xvii, 492, 1878.

Honosonayo (white deer). A clan of the ancient Timucua of Florida.

Irihibano (war councilors). The progenitors of the Fish clan of the ancient Timucua of Florida. Pareja (ca. 1613) quoted by Gatschet in Am. Philos. Soc. Proc., xvii, 492, 1878.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/timucua-indian-bands-gens-and-clans.htm - Last updated on Oct 4th, 2013


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