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John H. Hann (1926 - 2009) is a recognized scholar on the colonial world of Florida’s native peoples and a prolific translator of Spanish colonial records into English.    During his long career he served as a missionary in Brazil, became a professor of history at Florida State University, and a leading historian in Florida’s Department of State, including 25 years as the chief historian for the Mission San Luis Archaeological Park in Tallahassee. 
 
A four-time winner of the Florida Historical Society’s prize for best book in Florida history, Prof. Hann’s works include Apalachee: The Land between the Rivers (1988), Missions to the Calusa (1991), A History of the Timucua Indians and Missions (1996), Indians of Central and South Florida, 1513-1763 (2003), and The Native American World Beyond Apalachee: West Florida and the Chattahoochee Valley (2006).  His translations of seventeenth and early eighteenth century documents on Florida have become the standard English-language resources for current scholars.  
 
The papers of John H. Hann are being organized and arranged at the University of Florida. They will be included in this digital archive as they are processed so that Hann's legacy and contributions will continue to aid scholars engaged in colonial research.
 
Banner design, table of contents, and preparation of content by Austin Light (University of Florida, 2017) and Jaylyn Pruitt (University of Florida, 2016). For queries about the collection, contact James G. Cusick (jamcusi@uflib.ufl.edu).