Onatheaqua Tribe

Onatheaqua Indians. A principal tribe in 1564, described as living near the high mountains, apparently in upper Georgia, and equal in power and importance to the Timucua, Potano, Yustaga, and Saturiba, according to Landonniere. Not to be confounded with Onathaqua, near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Historical References:

  • Onatheaqua – Laudonni√©re (1564) in French, Hist. Coll. Louisiana, n. s., 244, 1869.
  • Onatheaqua – De Bry, map (1591) in Le Moyne, Narr., Appleton translation, 1875 (indicated west of St. John River and beyond Oustaca = Yustaga).

Collection:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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