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

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 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 c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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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

The Tainos: rise & decline of the people who greeted Columbus

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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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