Taínos: Past & Present


Caribbean Trip 2010

Visit this interesting site to learn about the Taino people of both the past and the present:

http://www.powhatanmuseum.com/Tainos_Past_Present.html

This site’s introduction is beautifully written:

“The Taínos were the first indigenous inhabitants of the Americas to experience the Columbian Encounter. Although their numbers were estimated to be in the millions at the time of first contact, they suffered great losses due to exploitation, enslavement,  overwork, disease and cultural disruption. They are not extinct, as so many writers have proclaimed. Today, many people of Caribbean origin claim descent from both the Taíno and Island Carib. There has been a resurgence by Taíno descendants to recapture their indigenous Caribbean identity. This page is dedicated to notable Taínos, past and present .”

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