John H. Hann


The 1655 mission list was believed to have contained the last mention of the little-known Acuera branch of the Timucua, who “probably occupied the area between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers.” That belief fostered speculation that the Acuera, the missions among them, and other Spanish interaction with them ended with the Timucua rebellion of 1656.1 A recently unearthed record of a 1678 criminal case reveals the existence of at least a few heathen Acuera a generation after the rebellion. It also provides information about life in the 1670s from the Potano region of present Alachua County east to the St. Johns River.