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Mocama Land Acknowledgment

More and more people, governments, institutions, and businesses are showing respect and awareness of Indigenous peoples today and their histories by creating land acknowledgments. These can be very detailed or quite short. Because this tour offers so much information about the Mocamas, we are keeping ours short.

We acknowledge and honor the Mocamas, whose unceded utimile (homeland) we are now on. This region was their territory for thousands of years before the French and subsequent European and American colonizers settled them and must always be remembered as Indigenous homelands first and foremost.

For advice on how to develop your own land acknowledgment, see this guide.

Images

Southern Mocama Homelands A map depicting the landscape of the Mocama Homelands from 1562 to 1564, highlighting the regions Saturiwa, Atore, Homaloa, Alimacani, and Sarabay. The modern-day location of the Fort Caroline National Memorial and its replica fort is included here. The real location of the original fort has not been confirmed. Source: Center for Instructional and Research Technology (CIRT) and UNF Archaeology Lab, University of North Florida Creator: Michael Boyles Date: 2023
Where is Mocama? Map depicting Mocama and Timucua regions in what is now Florida. The modern location of the Fort Caroline National Memorial is also indicated on the map. Source: Center for Instructional and Research Technology (CIRT) and UNF Archaeology Lab, University of North Florida Creator: Michael Boyles Date: 2023

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Metadata

Indigenous Florida, “Mocama Land Acknowledgment,” Indigenous Florida, accessed April 20, 2024, https://indigenousflorida.domains.unf.edu/items/show/33.