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 "the most comprehensive account of the indigenous Indians of Florida that is to be found." Florida Historical Society

 ...an excellent overview and an essential beginning point for anyone interested in Florida's pre-Columbian and colonial peoples, their locations, and early interactions with Europeans, namely the Spanish. Journal of American History

 "an excellent introductory overview of Florida's indigenous peoples and their interaction with Europeans during the often neglected period from the earl sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book is especially valuable because Milanich is one of the few authors who has the knowledge and ability to skillfully combine archaeological findings with historical data. In doing so, he has provided a clear and concise picture of what occurred in Florida between Ponce de Leon's first landing in 1513 and the destruction of the Spanish missions by the English in 1707." Southwestern Historical Quarterly

 "Jerald Milanich's book is an excellent overview of colonial Florida, and should be of interest to all students of the period. Based on the latest historical scholarship, as well as recent archaeological finds, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe offers a rich understanding of the culture and people of Spanish Florida." Colonial Latin American Historical Review

 "an excellent introductory overview of Florida's indigenous peoples and their interaction with Europeans during the often neglected period from the earl sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book is especially valuable because Milanich is one of the few authors who has the knowledge and ability to skillfully combine archaeological findings with historical data. In doing so, he has provided a clear and concise picture of what occurred in Florida between Ponce de Leon's first landing in 1513 and the destruction of the Spanish missions by the English in 1707." Southwestern Historical Quarterly

 "Jerald Milanich effectively expands the boundaries of what is considered 'American history' to craft a more evenhanded and inclusive representation of historical facts in colonial La Florida. Historians writing American history have systematically excluded non-literate indigenous cultures from serious inclusion, but Milanich demonstrates how data from archaeological and historical sources are effective tools for enlarging our understanding of our history." "This volume is a companion to Milanich's Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida (1994), an archaeological synthesis of the prehistoric peoples of Florida. In addition, he has coauthored Hernando De Soto and the Indians of Florida (1993) with ethnohistorian Charles Hudson of the University of Georgia. These three volumes provide the most complete overview of indigenous cultures, in prehistoric and historic perspective, currently available for any state." Georgia Historical Quarterly

 "Milanich's book is an essential study of the Florida Indians. It vividly reveals the last three centuries of their existence." American Historical Review

 "Jerald T. Milanich's Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe is a valuable survey of the ethnohistory of Florida and adjacent areas in south Georgia between 1492 and the early eighteenth century." "Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe is well written, and it will be a useful introductory survey to specialists, general readers, and students in the classroom." Journal of Southwest Georgia History

 "Scholars will welcome Jerald T. Milanich's latest contribution to the literature on Southeastern Indians." "It is suitable for archaeologists and ethnohistorians as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars. No library collection on Southeastern Indians will be complete without Milanich's solid book." Alabama Review

 "This paperback publication should be of considerable value, increasing our understanding of an important part of Florida's past." -- Stuart News Stuart News

 "this book is excellent. Its detail, readability, and references make it a necessary addition to the library of every student of southeastern Indian cultures and culture change." North American Archaeologist

 "Dobtless this lavishly illustrated and readable book will be widely purchased by interested lay people and adopted as an introductory textbook." Journal of Field Archaeology

 "Another year witnesses another book from Jerald Milanich." Gulf Coast Historical Review

 "Milanich has produced a useful and up-to-date introduction to peoples few nonspecialists know well." Sixteenth Century Journal

 "Offers a much needed synthesis of the growing archaeological literature on Spanish Florida, which, thanks to Milanich and other Florida archaeologists, has been generating more studies than the entire Caribbean, a field to which many of the same scholars make a significant contribution . . . . Milanich's masterpiece of historical archaeology will be consulted often and with gratitude." -- Southern Cultures Southern Cultures

 "Will hold a place on your bookshelf as an important reference." -- Florida Frontier Gazette Florida Frontier Gazzette

 "One of the pleasures of reading a well-researched history is that it can often open new windows in seemingly familiar rooms. Jerald Milanich's Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe is an excellent case in point." -- Florida Historical Quarterly Florida Historical Quarterly


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