This 100,000-year-old cave was only discovered in 1926, although it was a sacred place for the Taino Indians
1000 years ago.
Now picture a class where students put not just Christopher Columbus, but his men and even King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on mock trial for the mistreatment and murder of Taino Indians
Hallucinogens used by Taino Indians
in the West Indies.
According to the authors of this article, the studies conducted by Martinez Cruzado do not define the presence of Taino Indians
in contemporary Puerto Rican culture, but they encourage us to "revisar, darle profundidad y textura a los escenarios historicos que mejor describen lo que estaba pasando en la isla durante la conquista y la colonizacion espanola
The history of ceramics in the Dominican Republic goes back to the 8th century AID when Taino Indians
began to extract the secrets of vegetable dyes like achiote (Bixa orellana) and multi-colored earthen clay (fine white china and black oxides).
There is the house of Nicolas de Ovando, governor of Santo Domingo in the early 1500's and a ruthless warrior against the Taino Indians
Word History: The word hurricane is borrowed by way of Spanish from the language of the Taino Indians
who, prior to the Spanish conquest of the New World, lived in great numbers on Hispaniola (modern Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and other islands of the West Indies.
Boriken was a name given by the Taino Indians
to the Spaniards when the Spaniards took over what is now Puerto Rico.
If the Europeans were shocked to discover the existence of vast new populations, imagine the surprise of the Taino Indians
of the Caribbean who, until the late 15th century, had assumed that their small chain of islands represented the entire universe.
Early in the morning of October 12th, 1492 Columbus and his companions disembarked from their three ships, after their long journey across the open seas of the Atlantic, and caught sight for the first time of the Taino Indians
who inhabited the island in the Bahamas where they had arrived.
Native Taino indians
knew it as Quisqueya, translated as 'mother of all lands' and romantics cannot fail to be inspired by the sense of history which lives on, rooted in their ancient traditions.
RF: Well, I've been endorsing Pearl percussions for about five years, since the release of my first signature line of conga drums, whose design displayed many positive indigenous symbols from the Caribbean's Taino Indians
, among others.