Publisher’s observe: a gratitude flow from John Mohawk, that contributed to an earlier form of information.
Mention in the body of this words consider the choose Bibliography which comes after this article. All ilIustrations except the picture on page 76 tend to be taken from Onelio Jorge Cardoso, Los Indocubanos. Havana: Individuos Nueva, 1982.
Christopher Columbus, whose name practically means “Christ-bearing colonizer,” wrote in the journal after the landfall that he and his sailors saw “naked men” (there were also female), who they determine “very healthy-looking.” Obtaining at Guanahani, for the Bahamas, and going upon Cuba and Bohio (Haiti/Santo Domingo), renamed EspaAola, Columbus quickly noted a common vocabulary and system of philosophy and lifeways. Conferring with assorted caciques (chiefs), he or she known these people label themselves “Taino.” (Tyler 1988)
Taino culture ended up being dominant during the Caribbean, a-sea and isle world today that has been in return cradle of Taino civilization. In farming, seafaring and cosmology, Ciboney and Guanahatabey (american Cuba), Macorix and/or Ciguayo (Bohio) as well as Carib (lower Antilles) all then followed the materials and much of this psycho-spiritual structure regarding the Taino. The main Caribbeans chatted Arawak. People on the Arawak speech family nevertheless consist among the most widespread American Indigenous people, with relatively large kinship land for the Amazon and Orinoco lake basins of South America.