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taino

[′tī·nō]
(meteorology)
A tropical cyclone (hurricane) in parts of the Greater Antilles.
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Unexpected incidents occur, and they discover a hidden Taino Indians tribe alive, who were believed to be extinct 500 years ago" (movie cover).
The lifestyle is drawn from historic Spain, Africa, Eastern Europe, Caribbean isles and ancient Taino Indian tribes.
Jamaica was first colonised by the Spaniards and their arrival spelled the end for the native Taino Indians.
Here you not only see stalagmites that have been crafted by nature but wall carvings and paintings made by the islandOs native Taino Indians when they took refuge or buried their dead in these sacred chambers Ixbefore they were wiped out by Spanish conquistadors more than 500 years ago.
After 1492, Christopher Columbus and his Spanish colonizers exterminated the Taino Indians and began importing slaves from Africa.
Columbus "discovered" Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493, but it was already inhabited by Taino Indians.
When Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico in 1493, the parrot was well known to the native Taino Indians, who called it "Iguaca," after the sound of its distinctive flight call.
For a native perspective, visit the Puerto Rico Indian Museum, created by the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture, which features objects made by the Taino Indians, including various kinds of vessels, stone and wooden ornaments, canoes and arrows.
Like Jeffers, she uses a poem about the ur-disturbance of European conquest to frame her concern with memory, recalling how Columbus cut off the hands of Taino Indians in an effort to squeeze them for more, gold: