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Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 28 April 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376521-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7652-1
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387480-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8748-0
Published: 22 March 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003373-022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0337-3
Series: Chronicles of the New World Encounter
Published: 25 October 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382546-030
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8254-6
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...13 Taíno Society Kit W. Wesler Archaeologist Kit W. Wesler summarizes the state of current knowledge of indig- enous Jamaica on the eve of Columbus s arrival. Mid- twentieth- century scholars, most notably Irving Rouse, divided the Taíno people into a Classic group, living in Hispaniola, Puerto...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...17 Taíno Worship Ramón Pané Spanish priest Ramón Pané joined Columbus s second expedition. Although he trav- eled only to Hispaniola and wrote about what he observed there, his description of the Taíno people is relevant to Jamaica, which was inhabited by people with a similar culture. Pané...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
..., the Ostionoids developed into a characteristic society that scholars since the 1980s have referred to as the Taíno, a term that probably derives from the Arawakan words tayno, meaning good, or nitaíno, refer- ring to the elite group in their society.2 The Taínoan peoples were for a long time referred...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... into the harbour. The area around this ford across the Rio Cobre was a major transit point even before Europeans arrived in Jamaica. When the townspeople began to lay out their town, the gentle slope on the river s west side already held a few Taino burial mounds, though by 1534 these may already have been...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... not uncontested in the colonial context. They were recorded and ar- chived in ways that Indigenous Taíno thought was not, but both were ac- tive and operated with vari ous degrees of conflict or synchronicity at dif- fer ent moments. José R. Oliver demonstrates that a network of po liti cal, spiritual...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... been said, made each from a single tree trunk. In all those parts, every cacique has a great canoe, of which he is proud and which is for his service, Engraving by Theodore de Bry showing a scene from Christopher Columbus s fourth voyage to the Americas. In the foreground are three Taíno men, two...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
...58 Canoes: The World s First and Simplest, and Most Graceful Boats Eric Paul Roorda Along with skin boats, or coracles, the first vessels that humans built to venture out onto the Ocean were boats fashioned from that is, dug out of tree trunks. Canoe comes from the language of the Taíno...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
...86 A Chart of the Wet Blue Yonder, 1512 Jan ze Stobnicy This 1512 map by the Polish metaphysician Jan ze Stobnicy (1470 1539) is one of the first to show the Western Hemisphere. Drafted two decades after the Spanish under Christopher Columbus conquered the Taíno people on the island of Hispaniola...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
.... The island s indigenous residents arrived more than a millennium ago. They left a resonant heritage. The island s most likely original name, Xamaye/Yamaye or Xamayca, popularly understood to mean land of wood and water, comes from its inhabitants at the time of the Spanish conquest, the Taíno. Spanish...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-135
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
..., 294f; as labor activist, 231, 233, 234, 237f, 238 240; and West Indies Federation, 279 280 Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, 231, 233, 234 cacao, 66 caciques (Taíno), 8 9, 15, 16, 21, 24 Caesar (Esher estate), 119 Caffee (1760 1761 war), 105 Calling the West Indies (BBC), 449 Cameron, David, 427...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-133
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... boards that surveyed the entire history and heritage of the island since the Taíno. The highlight of the independence week was the 100- meter men s sprint finals, which almost by destiny, took place in London on the night of 5 August, the eve of In- dependence Day. The victory of Bolt and Yohan Blake...
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By Arlene Dávila
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008859-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0885-9
... Afro- Latinx artists, 4, 20, 85, 113, 199n6; relationship to Black art, 19, 140; rela- tionship to Black/Latinx identities, 127, 174. See also Afro- Boricua artists; Afro- Colombian artists; Afro- Dominican artists Afro- Peruvian artists, 64 Afro- Taíno aesthetics, 38, 40, 196n21 Agüeros, Jack, 68...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-059
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... a century before, and smoking the meat in the barbecue style of the native Taíno people, called boucon, a practice that gave them the name buccaneers. Chapter 6, included below, tells how the buccaneers turned from barbecue to piracy, following the example of the French corsair Peter LeGrand. After three...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-493
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...493 Acknowledgment of Copyrights and Sources Part I: Becoming Jamaica Taíno Society, by Kit W. Wesler, previously published as Jamaica in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology, ed. William F. Keegan, Corinne L. Hofman, and Reniel Rodríguez Ramos (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013...
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
... magazine, they are a people who must make themselves native to a place they are not from.8 Concomi- tant with this making is the near genocide of the Taino and the Caribs and The Atlantic Region and 1492 31 the brutal evidence of transatlantic slavery. Stacking Kincaid s claim next to the various African...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-134
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... of Alabama Press, 2008. Atkinson, Lesley- Gail. The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taíno. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2006. Hughes, Ben, and T. D. Dungan. Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2017. 488...