The Tekesta Indians at the time of the discovery of America occupied a portion of southeastern Florida. This area seems to have comprised the greater part of Dade county and possibly to have extended north to Pompano in Broward county. To the south toward Cape Sable it is difficult to tell where the boundary between the Calusa and the Tekesta was, although Barcia says there was a Tekesta village named Abayoa at the southern extremity of the Florida peninsula (probably Cape Sable). (Barcia, Ensayo 2, bibliography, post). However, archaeological evidence seems to indicate that sites about Cape Sable are more closely affiliated with the Calusa than the Tekesta. The Tekesta were second in power and prominence among the small tribes on the east coast, south of the Timucua territory.
Groggin, John Mann
"The Tekesta Indians of Southern Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 18:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol18/iss4/6