The tainos rise and decline pdf
Read The Tainos: The People Who Welcomed Columbus PDF Free - video dailymotionThis is not a fault of the book, which is an excellent book as a work on the archaeology of the Taino culture and a study of its origins as can be determined by linguistics and material remains. The book is an immensely dry one, although there are a lot of lessons in this book worth reflecting on, both when it comes to the distinction between the Spanish West Indies and the English, French, and Dutch West Indies as well as concerning the tragic irony of the Tainos facing genocide when they in fact inflicted it upon a previous people in the Caribbean. This book does not in any way minimize the horrors of the Island Caribs or the Spanish in their behavior, but it points out that the Tainos, as noble as they may have considered themselves, were certainly no angels either when it came to their own dealings with others, given their slow and steady extirpation of the aboriginal people of the Greater Antilles. In terms of its organization and structure, this book is organized in a way that is both chronological and thematic. Its heavy use of archaeological jargon is somewhat counterbalanced by the fact that the book at least defines its terms in a lengthy glossary just before its lengthy endnotes. The first chapter introduces the setting of the West Indies, defined as the area between the Bahamas and Trinidad, as well as the Tainos themselves and their neighboring ethnic groups, one of which was markedly inferior in level of civilization and the other of which was immensely aggressive and militaristic.
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Recent research revealed a high percentage of mixed or tri-racial ancestry in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The scripts are used to write Spanish, not a retained language from pre-Columbian ancestors. Over time, some of their mixed descendants intermarried with Africans, creating a tri-racial Creole culture.
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