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Pre-1500 Resources: Tainos or Arawaks

Pre-Columbian Hispaniola - Arawak/Taino Indians
This is an overview of the Arawak/Taino Indians covering Lifestyle, Housing and Dress, Food and Agriculture, Transportation, Defense, Religion and Myth, genocidal end of the civilization, and Specific Indian leaders at the time of Columbus. Take time to explore the rest of the site.

Taíno Indians Culture
This is part of a larger site about Puerto Rico. This particular page gives some introductions about Taino culture.




Ta ino revival : critical perspectives on Puerto Rican identity and cultural politics.
Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, c2001.
Call number: F1983 .A1 T35

Taíno : pre-Columbian art and culture from the Caribbean.
New York : Monacelli Press, 1998.
Call number: F1619.2 .T3 T37

Rouse, Irving. The Tainos : rise & decline of the people who greeted Columbus.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1992.
Call number: F 1619.2 .T3 R68


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