History of the Tekesta


Please note that the following is not a real bibliography, but merely a starting point from which to build one.

Material evidence

Miami-Dade County
The Miami-Dade County Historical Commission since 1981 has given all archaeological material to the Historical Museum of South Florida (Miami) to build a research collection.

16th-century sources

Fontaneda, Do. d'Escalante
1944. Memoire of Do. d'Esdalante Fontaneda Respecting Florida. Trans. B. Smith. Washington, DC. 1854. Reprinted Coral Gables: Univ.Miami Press.
Solís de Merás, G.
1964. Pedro Mené de Avilés. Trans. J. T. Connor. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida.
Zubillago, F. ed.
1946. Monumenta Antiquae Floridae (1566-1572). Monumenta Historica Societis Jesu, 69, Monumenta Missionum Societatis Jesu, Rome.


Brinton, D. G.
1859. Notes on the Floridian Peninsula: Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities. Philadelphia: Sabin.
Bullen. R. P.
1968. A Guide to the Identification of Florida Projectile Points. Gainesville: Florida State Museum.
Bullen, R. P.
1969. Southern Limits of Timucua territory. Florida Historical Quarterly. 47:414-419.
Carr, R. S. and J. G. Beriault
1984. Prehistoric man in south Florida. Environments of South Florida: Present and Past II (2nd ed.), ed P. J. Gleason, pp. 1-14. Coral Gables: Miami Geological Society.
Kenworthy, C. J.
1883. Ancient Canals in Florida. Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1881, pp. 105-109, Washington, D.C.
Ford, J. A.
1966. Early formative cultures in Georgia and Florida. American Antiquity 31:781-799.
Gogin, J. M.
1939. A ceramic sequence in south Florida. New Mexico Anthropologist. 3:35-40.
Laxon, D. D.
1962. Excavatinos in Dade and Broward counties, 1959-1961. Florida Anthropologist 15:1-10.
Milanich, J. T. and C. H. Fairbanks
1980. Florida Archæology. New YorK: Academic Press.
Mowers, B. and W. B. Williams
1972. The Peace Camp Site, Broward County, Florida. Florida Anthrpologist 25:1-20.
Stirling, M. W.
1931. Expedition seeks Indians who met Ponce de León. Science Newsletter. 19:74.
1935. Archæological Work in Florida. Smithsonian Insitutiion, Explorations and Field Work for 1934, pp.57-60.
Sturtevant, W. C.
1978. The last of the south Florida aborigines. Tacachale. Editd by J. T. Milanich and S. Proctor, pp. 141-162. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida.
Walker, S. T.
1883. The aborigines of Florida. Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution of 1881, pp. 667-680. Washington, D.C.
Wenhold, L.
1936. A seventeenth century letter of Gabriel Dias Calderón, Bishop of Cuba, describing the Indians and Indian missions of Florida. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Colection, vol. 195. Washington, D.C.
Widmer, Randolph J.
1988. The Evolution of the Calusa. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
Williams, W. B. and B. Mowers
1977. Markham Park Mound no. 2, Broward County, Florida. Florida Anthropologist. 30:56-78.

Further items to pursue:

Miami Herald for 08/09/67
Miami News 11/24/70
Sun-Tattler 07/19/76
Florida Archaeology, "Peoples of the Historic Period," p.234-237

Locations of resources: Dade County Public Library, the South Florida Historical Museum (Miami)