The Tainos: Rise & Decline of the People who Greeted Columbus

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Yale University Press, 1992 - Social Science - 211 pages
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Tells the story of the Taino people from their ancestral days in South America through their migration to the northern Caribbean islands where they were the first natives to interact with Columbus, to their rapid and immediate decline under the European gifts of forced labor, malnutrition, disease, and dispersal. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Although Columbus's diaries contain almost all firsthand information about the Tainos, who became extinct as a result of European colonization, the author has managed to piece together a robust ... Read full review

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Great book by an anthropologist. This book tells the story of the Tainos and how they decline after been in contact with the Spanish explorers. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER II THE ANCESTRIES OF THE TAINOS
26
CHAPTER III THE PEOPLING OF THE WEST INDIES
49
CHAPTER IV THE FIRST REPEOPLING
71
CHAPTER V THE EMERGENCE OF THE TAINOS
105
CHAPTER VI THE SECOND REPEOPLING
138
EPILOGUE THE TAINOS ROLE IN THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE
169
Glossary
173
References
187
Index
203
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