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016 7 018512515|2Uk
020 9780813054513|q(paper : alk. paper)
082 04 975.9381|223
100 1 Frank, Andrew K.,|eauthor.
245 10 Before the pioneers :|bIndians, settlers, slaves, and the
founding of Miami /|cAndrew K. Frank.
264 1 Gainesville :|bUniversity Press of Florida,|c
300 x, 161 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c23 cm.
490 1 Florida in focus
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-156) and
505 0 Introduction: Miami's lost history -- Before the north
bank -- The founders -- Spanish colonialism and the
doctrine of discovery -- Gateway to the Caribbean --
Becoming southern -- the armed occupation of Fort Dallas.
520 Formed seemingly out of steel, glass, and concrete, with
millions of residents from around the globe, Miami has
ancient roots that can be hard to imagine today. Before
the Pioneers takes readers back through forgotten eras to
the stories of the people who shaped the land along the
Miami River long before most modern histories of the city
begin. Andrew Frank begins the chronicle of the Magic
City's long history 4,000 years ago when Tequesta Indians
settled at the mouth of the river, erecting burial mounds,
ceremonial centers, and villages. They created a network
of constructed and natural waterways through the
Everglades and trade routes to the distant Calusa on the
west coast. Centuries later, the area became a stopover
for Spanish colonists on their way to Havana, a haven
where they could shelter from storms and obtain freshwater,
lumber, and other supplies.
520 8 Frank brings to life the vibrant colonies of fugitives and
seafarers that formed on the shores of Biscayne Bay in the
eighteenth century. He tells of the emergence of the
tropical fruit plantations and the accompanying enslaved
communities, as well as the military occupation during the
Seminole Wars. Eventually, the small seaport town
flourished with the coming of "pioneers" like Julia Tuttle
and Henry Flagler who promoted the city as a place of
luxury and brought new waves of residents from the North.
Frank pieces together the material culture and the
historical record of the Miami River to re-create the
fascinating past of one of the world's most influential
650 0 Indians of North America|zFlorida|zMiami|xHistory.
650 7 Indians of North America.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00969633
651 0 Miami (Fla.)|xHistory.
651 7 Florida|zMiami.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01213727
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
830 0 Florida in focus.