5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
What caused the 1656 Timucua Rebellion? Everyone in La Florida had a different answer. The Spanish governor accused the Franciscans. The Franciscans were quick to point their fingers at the governor. The Timucuas offered their own explanations, often in less than open and free conditions, for the decisions and actions they took during the Timucua rebellion. As the governor, the missionaries, and the Indians publicly debated about what had caused the rebellion, they exposed a bitter struggle over who and how should control La Florida. The 1656 Indian rebellion in Timucua offers a story about the competing efforts to define and challenge colonial authority.
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