Author: Joyce Rockwood Hudson
Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art where we will be discussing Apalachee,
Spanish missionaries settled in the Apalachee homeland on the Florida panhandle, introducing new diseases to the native population and attempting to convert them to Christianity. Despite these changes, the Apalachees maintain an uneasy coexistence with the friars.
Everything changes when English soldiers and their Indian allies from the colony of Carolina invade Spanish Florida. After being driven from her Apalachee homeland by the English, Native American wise woman Hinachuba Lucia is captured by Creek Indians and sold into slavery in Carolina, where she becomes a house slave at Fairmeadow, a turpentine plantation near Charles Town. Her beloved husband, Carlos, is left behind, free but helpless to get Lucia back.
RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285 or register online.
Free for members, $5.00 for future members.