The Last Timucuan

Author: Fredric M. Hitt

ISBN 978-1-60264-290-4 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-291-1 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-999-6 (eBook)

364 pages

Three wars fought and lost, thousands dead, and still the Timucuan and Apalachee Indians of La Florida suffer under the cruel domination of 17th century Spanish tyrants. Fifty Catholic missions stretch to the north from San Augustin, and westward to the rich fields of Apalachee corn.

A dark shadow falls across the land as musket-bearing Yamassee and Chisca and renegade cimarrones, at the behest of their English masters, terrorize the missions and villages, murdering Indians and priests, burning churches and taking women and children to feed the slave market at Charles Town.
The Indians face a terrible choice: To defend their oppressors with their blood, or to submit to the destruction of their villages and risk the slavery and death that presses in on all sides.
The year is 1704. Great European powers contest each other for dominance, with the Indians of La Florida standing in the line of fire. The destiny of the North American continent hangs in the balance, awaiting their decision.


Award-winning author Fredric M. Hitt returns with the third book of his trilogy of the Timucuan Indians of early Florida, and of their struggle to survive European dominance in the 17th and 18th centuries. His first novel, Wekiva Winter, won the coveted Patrick D. Smith Award, issued annually by the Florida Historical Society, as best historical fiction for 2006. The identical award was given in 2008 for the sequel, Beyond the River of the Sun.
Fred and his wife, wildlife artist Linda Silsby Hitt live on the River of the Sun, better known today as the St. Johns River, which flows northward through Central Florida until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean near Jacksonville. He shares his love of the river and its rich history with earlier inhabitants who disappeared from the face of the earth two hundred years before he was born.
Fredric Hitt graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Miami. After twenty years as a trial judge, he has returned to his first love, writing. Linda painted the covers of each book and illustrated The Last Timucuan and Beyond the River of the Sun.

Category: Fiction, Historical

Type: books

Vendor: Fredric M. Hitt

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