Surviving the killing of his family, Pierre lives with the Timucuan Indians
of Florida for a few years, then returns to France at a time when that nation (and the whole of Western Europe) was torn by religious and political conflicts.
The books promote preliteracy skills while teaching the children about their city and its history--from local bridges, beaches and rivers to museums, libraries, Timucuan Indians
, military and more.
The scenery's not bad either, and a trip here will give you a look back in time to when Timucuan Indians
ate enough shellfish, mostly oysters, to leave a 28-foot high midden mound near what's now the site of a boat ramp.
Wekiva Winter, Hitt's first novel, tells the story of first contact between the Timucuan Indians
who inhabited North and Central Florida in the 16th century and the Spanish Conquistadors.
The Timucuan Indians
were the first to live on Terra Ceia, and evidence of their existence is seen in the shell mounds in the area.
As a result of a conflict with the Spanish, the colony was finished by 1565 despite the assistance of the Timucuan Indians