Tainos Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus

ISBN-10: 0300056966

ISBN-13: 9780300056969

Edition: N/A

Authors: Irving Rouse

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Tells the story of the Taino people from their ancestral days in South America through their migration to the northern Caribbean islands where they were the first natives to interact with Columbus, to their rapid and immediate decline under the European gifts of forced labor, malnutrition, disease, and dispersal. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $22.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Natural Setting
The Tainos
Neighboring Ethnic Groups
Conclusions
The Ancestries of the Tainos
Cultural Ancestry
Linguistic Ancestry
Biological Ancestry
Conclusions
The Peopling of the West Indies
The Casimiroid Peoples, 4000-400 B.C.
The Ortoiroid Peoples, 2000-400 B.C.
The Ortoiroid-Casimiroid Frontier, 1000-400 B.C.
Conclusions
The First Repeopling
The Saladoid Peoples, 2000 B.C.-600 A.D.
The Saladoid-Casimiroid Frontier, 200 B.C.-600 A.D.
The Western Ostionoid Peoples, 600-1500
Conclusions
The Emergence of the Tainos
The Central Ostionoid Peoples, 600-1500
The Eastern Ostionoid Peoples, 600-1640
Beyond the Eastern Frontier, 600-1640
Conclusions
The Second Repeopling
The Voyages of Columbus, 1492-1504
Conquest, 1494-1797
Survival and Revival, 1524 On
Conclusions
Epilogue: The Tainos' Role in the Columbian Exchange
Biological Traits
Cultural Traits
Linguistic Traits
Conclusions
Glossary
References
Index
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