The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction: Continuity and Reclamation in Borikén (Puerto Rico)

The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction Continuity and Reclamation in Borik n Puerto Rico One of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean historiography is that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are extinct This book debunks that myth through the unco

  • Title: The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction: Continuity and Reclamation in Borikén (Puerto Rico)
  • Author: Tony Castanha
  • ISBN: 9780230620254
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean historiography is that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are extinct This book debunks that myth through the uncovering of historical, ethnographical, and census data The author reveals extensive narratives of J baro Indian resistance and cultural continuity on the island of Borik n.One of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean historiography is that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are extinct This book debunks that myth through the uncovering of historical, ethnographical, and census data The author reveals extensive narratives of J baro Indian resistance and cultural continuity on the island of Borik n Since the epistemological boundaries of the early history and literature had been written through colonial eyes, key fallacies have been passed down for centuries Many stories have been kept within family histories having gone underground as the result of an abusive past Whole communities of J baro people survive today.

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    1. Very grateful for the careful research and thinking that went into this book. It would have benefitted from a light developmental edit - the writing at times was hard to get through, but the information within is absolutely necessary and well worth the effort.

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