Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The Yuchi Town Site contains the remains of two historic Native American tribal occupations: Apalachicola and Yuchi. The first group, which allied with the Spanish in Florida during the 17th century against the English in the Carolinas, was ultimately destroyed as a culture. The second group constantly shifted its alliances with various European powers until they were displaced by the expanding American frontier in the Southeast in the early 19th century. The Yuchi Town Site is an outstanding example of historic Native American cultures adopting various strategies to maintain their cultural integrity in the face of European colonization and American expansion.