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History and Archaeology of Mission San Luis

Apalachee Revival at Mission San Luis

Apalachee descendants Their native heritage was never completely forgotten. Today, that Apalachee heritage is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution. The City of Tallahassee and Leon County have officially recognized the Louisiana Apalachee as descendents of Florida's native peoples. The Louisiana Apalachee are seeking recognition from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs but it is a very long and difficult process. For more about the modern-day Apalachees read this 2005 Wall Street Journal article (pdf).

You and your family can discover the spirit of the Apalachee and Spaniards at Mission San Luis. This 62–acre archaeology park and living history village celebrates and preserves Spanish colonial and Apalachee heritage – 1656 to 1704. Walk through our recreated council house, church, settler's home, fort, and more. Talk to costumed village re–enactors. Hear the ring of the blacksmith's hammer. Smell traditional foods cooked over open fires. Feel the spirit of Mission San Luis every Tuesday through Sunday in Tallahassee, Florida. Next

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