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Title: Early Dwellers
Timucuan Indians c. 1774
Artist: Bill Waller
Location: MainStreet Office - 205 N. 2nd Street (Inside)
Size: Approx. 5' x 18'
Sponsors: Harry and Doris Dukes
A large mural painted on two separate panels, this mural depicts the daily life of the original inhabitants of Palatka, the Timucuan Indians. The Timucuans were tall, well-proportioned people with coppery complexions. The warriors often wore feathers, leaves or grasses around their heads or covered them with masks representing wild animals.
"Home" for the Timucuan was a large dome-shaped hut framed with poles and thatched with palmetto leaves. The village was made up of several huts surrounded by palisades. The Timucuans were a predominantly agricultural people, planting maize, beans, squash and pumpkins in the fields surrounding their villages. Their diet was supplemented by fish and wild game.
2012 Conlee-Snyder Mural Committee, Inc.