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  Taíno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taino as all languages has/had ambiguities, local variant usages, and different transliterations into Spanish to some Guanín (Taino) was also a name for gold.
They were not immune to European diseases, notably smallpox, but many of them were worked to death in the mines and fields, put to death in harsh put-downs of revolts or committed suicide to escape their cruel new masters.
Under this system, Taino were required to work for a Spanish land owner for most of the year, which left little time to tend to their own commuity affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taino   (3321 words)

 Taino : QuicklyFind Info
The Taino would play a ceremonial ball game played between opposing teams (of 10 to 30 players per team) with a rubber ball; winning this game was thought to bring a good harvest and healthy children.
One of the primary crops cultivated by the Taino was cassava/yuca, which they ate as a flat bread similar to a burrito or pizza shell.
The Taino respected all forms of life and recognized the importance of giving thanks as well as honoring ancestors and spiritual beings whom they called Cemi.
www.quicklyfind.com /info/Taino   (1176 words)

 Encyclopedia: Taino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Tainos had been noted in Puerto Rico's island census of 1771 and 1778.
The general scholarly opinion is that Taíno culture, but not by any measure genetic lineage, became extinct in the 16th century, wiped out by genocide and introduced disease; however many people still identify as Taíno, most notably among Puerto Ricans, both on the island and US mainland.
Over recent years a number of contemporary Taino organizations, such as The United Confederation of Taíno People [2] (http://www.uctp.org/) and The Jatibonicù Taino Tribal Nation of Boriken (Puerto Rico) [3] (http://www.taino-tribe.org), have been established to put forth these claims.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Taino   (1832 words)

 Archaeology in Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His observations showed that Taino woodworkers were skilled not only in object production but also in selection of raw material, especially for duhos, for which the carver had to find just the right tree with four branches properly located to serve as the four legs.
Now a step has been taken towards seeing the Taino in the setting in which they passed from birth through life to death, and although the pulling back of the curtain has only just begun, the picture it reveals is remarkably rich.
The comparison between Taino and Maya is meaningful at yet another level, for a very small amount of evidence has emerged that documents contact between the two peoples.
www.rom.on.ca /digs/belize/cuba.html   (2645 words)

 Taino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Taino's case was discussed by phone and we were all very excited to hear that Dr. Durkes thought Taino would be an excellent candidate.
He explained that Taino was in all respects a healthy Doberman and at the tender age of two, would in all likelihood benefit from the treatment that could allow him to lead a longer and stronger life than if it went untreated.
Taino is presently living with two Dobermans, a male and a female and really loves being part of a pack.
www.ildoberescue.com /tainopage.htm   (1218 words)

 News Break
A city of the Taino Indians who first met Christopher Columbus has been found recently on the island of Hispaniola.
Archaeologists have discovered the Taino city in the jungle of the Dominican Republic.
Taino culture lives on in words like barbecue and hammock.
www.harcourtschool.com /newsbreak/taino.html   (608 words)

 We are not Extinct: Caribbean Indigeneity and the Internet
Based in The Bronx, New York, the Taino Turabo Aymaco Tribe of Boriken (TTAT 200) describes itself as a “Taino Native American Indian Tribe” and states that it is “the modern-day revival of the ancient Taino Native American Indian Tribe of the regions of Turabo Aymaco”.
In addition, Dávila found that most of the Taino revivalists were either born or raised in the U.S., with most residing there, and it was in the U.S. that “most of the Tainos recouped their indigenous identity…in some cases directly instilled by experiences in the United States” (1999:19).
Taino organizations have also received the backing of Canada’s Assembly of First Nations in seeking to have decrees promulgated by the Spanish Crown to protect the indigenes of Hispaniola accepted as valid treaties by the United Nations (see Barreiro and Laraque 1998).
sincronia.cucsh.udg.mx /CyberIndigen.htm   (11081 words)

 Julia White - Looking Back - Taino
The Taino (pronounced "tie-no") were peaceful people who were thrust into events that would forever change the course of history.
The great enemy of the Taino was the Carib people; fierce and ruthless marauders who prowled the lands of the Taino, as well as their seas in swift canoes fitted with sails.
Taino from the mountains of the islands, and from Florida are re-grouping on land granted to them by the Lenni-Lenape in New Jersey.
www.meyna.com /taino.html   (862 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The naked islanders who met him, the Lucayans, were of Taino descent; their name means "people of the small islands." The Lucayans had migrated northward from Hispaniola, colonizing the Bahamas by about A.D. By 1492 they occupied all of the major Bahamian islands.
Although the Taino could field armies with thousands of men, they were no match for the superior armaments and, to them, unorthodox battle tactics of the Spaniards.
The earliest material expressions of transculturation were changes in Taino pottery that show a gradual loss of Taino elements between 1515 and 1530, along with evidence for the replacement of native West Indian potters by those of African origin after 1520.
muweb.millersville.edu /%7Ecolumbus/data/ark/KEEGAN07.ARK   (2406 words)

 The Taino Survival
The Taino suffered greatly in the days of the conquest, as documented by Bartolomé de Las Casas in his work, "Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies".
Chief Torres, head of one of the organized Taino organizations was kind enough to respond to some questions about the Taino extinction myth and the persistent of the Taino nations.
I can say that our Taino ancestors struggled for thousands of years before Columbus and the United States to keep our homeland, the "Home of the Brave and land of the Free." Yes we are seeking sovereignty as a Taino tribal nation within our Boriken (Puerto Rico) territorial homeland.
www.lasculturas.com /aa/aa100900a.php   (2547 words)

 Taino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Organized by El Museo del Barrio in New York to coincide with a major exhibition, this is the first comprehensive English-language publication on the fascinating legacy of Taino art and culture.
Of Arawak descent, the Taino -- whose ancestors migrated to the Caribbean from the Amazon Basin in South America during the 6th century -- were the first people encountered by Christopher Columbus.
To this date, Caribbean communities in the Antilles and in New York and other large American cities exhibit the survival of Taino practices in their worldviews, religious beliefs, language, music, and food.
www.monacellipress.com /books/Taino.shtml   (169 words)

 Athena Review 1,3: Taino Culture in the Antilles
The Taino were a group of related tribes speaking Arawak languages who lived in large farming communities throughout the Antilles, including the larger islands (Greater Antilles) of Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cuba.
Among the most important sources of evidence on Taino cultures are pottery traditions in the Caribbean, which show that Taino culture originated in South America around mouth of the Rio Orinco, reaching the Antilles by AD 600.
The agricultural towns of the Taino were concentrated in the eastern half of the island.
www.athenapub.com /taino1.htm   (302 words)

 Richard Kearns: Messages from the Taino Restoration...
Tainos from all the islands, and especially those from the diaspora in the United States, are reaffirming their identity by presenting old and sometimes hidden customs, as well as studying the ways of the ancestors.
Both terms refer to the rural people of their islands and are the central, symbolic culture-bearers of each place as they contain a mixture of Taino, African and Spanish bloodlines and traditions.
Maisit Yukaeke Taino works on developing the ancient oral traditions and Valerie NanaTurey Vargas-Stehney of the Taino Tribal Circle in New Mexico also states that she "concentrates on sharing information." There are still more Taino gatherings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and.
www.centrelink.org /KearnsD.html   (1602 words)

 ICT [2005/07/29]  Taino groups occupy ceremonial site
The Taino groups are in part protesting recent construction and renovation projects at Caguana that have closed access for local people to the site where popular ceremonies are now increasingly held.
However, Taino leaders point out the issue of grave robbing and disturbance is island-wide, particularly as housing and industrial development expand.
Taino leaders want to see the federal Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act enforced for Taino ancestral burial and ceremonial grounds in Puerto Rico.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096411349   (682 words)

 About TAINO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sana and Papo Nickel, who comprise the husband and wife duo, TAINO, create their powerful sound using exquisite vocals, guitars, congas, bongos, bamboo flutes, cuatro, requinto, Ecuadorian Harp and a whole array of hand percussion instruments from diverse ethnic origins.
Through its music, TAINO speaks to the universality of the human experience and the need shared by all cultures to express this experience in rhythm and song.
TAINO is a warm, wonderful, talented, pair of musicians whose delight in their music and each other is readily visible and reflected back by their audience.
home.earthlink.net /~tainoclavemundial/abouttaino.html   (477 words)

 THE TAINO OF JAMAICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Taino did not wear clothing, except for a small apron worn by married women, they lived in huts made of woven cane, round ones (bohios) for the general population, square ones (caneyes) for the caciques.
In 1655 when the English expelled the Spaniards, Tainos were still recorded as living in Jamaica.It was noted at this time that rural farmers spoke a dialect that was mixture of Spanish, Taino and African languages.
Hammocks also are still made in Accompong in the Taino fashion, proving that the Taino still survived, for many years after the Spanish had left,with the Maroons in the mountains of inland Jamaica.
www.uslegacies.org /Legacies/Jamaica.shtml   (953 words)

 TAINO.org - text version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It was launched on the eve of the 18th International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology held in the summer of 1999 at the True Blue Campus of St. George's University, Grenada.
While it is organized under the name "Taino" (the name by which the indigenous people of the Caribbean who first hosted Columbus are now known), it is intended to serve as a research tool for scholars, students and others interested in various aspects of Caribbean history and/or prehistory.
The White Marl Taino Midden and Museum, Kingston, Jamaica
www.taino.org   (354 words)

 Alfred Carrada - The Dictionary Of The Taino Language
I became fascinated and bewitched by the beautiful and intriguing objects made by the Taino artisans, and collecting these objects became a passion that took a life of its own.
At the same time I began collecting Taino artifacts I started to acquaint myself with their culture by reading whatever material I could get may hands on.
1000 A.C. (ninth century); the precursors of the Taino were the Saladoid, Huecoid and Ostionoid (all of them ethnic Arawaks), whose language and culture were an integral part of Taino society.
www.alfredcarrada.org   (322 words)

 History of Jose Maria Cave and the Taino Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Taino Indians of the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies, now Dominican Republic and Haiti, are believed to be the first tribe of the New World to have encountered the famous explorer Christopher Columbus.
They worshipped the bat and the owl, which were belived to carry spirits away to the afterlife, and Atabey, the goddess of fresh water and mother of the yucca plant.
The Taino Indians had a treaty with the Spaniard which was broken when Juan de Esquivel in 1503 led a battle into the village.
www.indiana.edu /~r317doc/dr/cavehist.html   (400 words)

 Taino - Taino People are descendant of the Arawaks who migrated out of the Orinoco Delta into the Caribbean, some 2000 ...
Taino - Taino People are descendant of the Arawaks who migrated out of the Orinoco Delta into the Caribbean, some 2000 years ago
Taino People are descendant of the Arawaks who migrated out of the Orinoco Delta into the Caribbean, some 2000 years ago or more.
The Taino, are related to the Arawak as one may be related as cousins.
www.ontalink.com /native_americans/taino.html   (184 words)

 White Marl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The White Marl Taino Midden and Museum is located on the Kingston to Spanish Town highway, adjacent to the White Marl Primary School.
The museum, built in the shape of a Taino Hut, forms part of the Amerindian Research Centre and the Midden is considered a most valuable Taino site in Jamaica and one of the most important in the Caribbean.
Included in the wealth of objects are pottery, wood carvings, jewellery, amulets, bones of animals on which the Taino fed, eating and cooking utensils.
www.jnht.com /st_cather/whtemarl.html   (196 words)

 Riu Taino Resort Reviews - Punta Cana Debbie's Dominican Republic Travel Page -
Just returned from the Taino after a glorious week stay and couldn't have had a better time, we were a group of 8 travelling out of Toronto on skyservice the flight was a typical skyservice flight but made a little nice due to the efforts of the cabin crew.
The shuttle ride from the Taino to the Airport was a quite circuitous, as we stopped at several hotels along the east coast, but it provided an opportunity to have a sneak preview of other resorts.
Based on the variety of reviews for the Taino we knew it was an older resort but still had an overall great reputation and 5star rating, so we were not expecting anything swanky but still a high RIU standard.
www.debbiesdominicantravel.com /travel8.html   (20601 words)

We the Taino People and Nation have been involved in the serious and difficult task of restoration and implementation of the diverse aspects of our culture and heritage.
We thank all of our supporters, the People of the Nation for their contributions, time and efforts, and especially the Great Spirit for giving us the wisdom, the strength, the clarity and the courage to continue to work and walk in harmony and balance on the red road.
We are the Taino and in the past few years we have proudly felt the need to rescue, restore and reaffirm our aboriginal identity by coming together.
nacion_taina.tripod.com   (2022 words)

 Boricua - "Como El Coquí"
When a child was born, the Tainos tied a wooden piece to the baby’s head to deform his skull.
The cohoba ritual, where the Tainos inhaled an hallucinogenic dust from the cohoba tree, was used to communicate with the gods.
The Taino wedding ceremonies, by tying a knot among their wedding clothes, symbolizing the myth of the marriage among the two moons of Venus (as the myth states), was also celebrated by the Andean tribes, not so with the Arawak people.
www.nyboricua.com /boricua.htm   (2198 words)

 Bohio Bajacu:Taino Indian Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There are organizations who claim to be the "only true Taino tribal government", and have a history of denigrating those Taino People and Organizations that are interested in the cultural enlightenment of people.
To be informed, you need to know that there is NO Taino tribe that has been recognized by any official government organization.
We, as Tainos, have groups and organizations that operate for the better good of all Taino People and the education of all.
www.angelfire.com /ct/taino   (330 words)

 Taino Indigenous People of the Caribbean and Florida: Introduction and FAQ Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This Native American Indian descussion forum hopes to provide a resource for all the Taino people and to serve as a kind of Island Bohio, (Roundhouse) as a "Roundhouse of Taino Knowledge" that in the past was culturally supressed by the past colonial opposition forces in the Caribbean Islands and in United States.
The two main Taino National days observed today by Taino Native American Indians of Puerto Rico and the Carbe are as follows: On "November 18th", The Day of Rememberance called "GUAROCO" the last known day of TAINO NATIONAL FREEDOM of 1493.
The Jatibonicu Taino tribe and it tribal nation officially reorganized in Puerto Rico on November 18, 1970, in Barrio Botijas, Orocovis, Puerto Rico.
www.members.dandy.net /~orocobix/faq2.html   (1888 words)

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