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The indigenous people of the Caribbean
The indigenous people of the Caribbean
Wilson, Samuel M.
Publication Information:
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [1997]

Physical Description:
xiv, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Organized by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council."
1. Introduction to the study of the indigenous people of the Caribbean / Samuel M. Wilson -- pt. 1. Background to the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Caribbean: The study of aboriginal peoples: multiple ways of knowing / Ricardo Alegría. The Lesser Antilles before Columbus / Louis Allaire -- pt. 2. The encounter: The biological impacts of 1492 / Richard L. Cunningham. The Salt River, St. Croix, at the time of the encounter / Birgit Faber Morse. European views of the aboriginal population / Alissandra Cummins -- pt. 3. The first migration of village farmers, 500 B.C. to A.D. 800: Settlement strategies in the early Ceramic Age / Jay B. Haviser. The ceramics, art, and material culture of the early Ceramic Period in the Caribbean Islands / Elizabeth Righter. Religious beliefs of the Saladoid people / Miguel Rodríguez. Maritime trade in the prehistoric eastern Caribbean / David R. Watters. Notes on ancient Caribbean art and mythology / Henry Petitjean Roget -- pt. 4. The Taino of the Greater Antilles on the eve of conquest: "No man [or woman] is an island": Elements of Taino social organization / William F. Keegan. Taino, Island Carib, and prehistoric Amerindian economies in the West Indies: tropical forest adaptations to island environments / James B. Petersen. The material culture of the Taino Indians / Ignacio Olazagasti. The Taino cosmos / José R. Oliver. Some observations on the Taino language / Arnold R. Highfield. The Taino vision: a study in the exchange of misunderstanding / Henry Petitjean Roget -- pt. 5. The Island Caribs of the Lesser Antilles: The Caribs of the Lesser Antilles / Louis Allaire. Language and gender among the Kalingo of fifteenth-century St. Croix / Vincent O. Cooper

-- pt. 6. Indigenous resistance and survival: The Garifuna of Central America / Nancie L. Gonzalez. The legacy of the indigenous people of the Caribbean / Samuel M. Wilson. Five hundred years of indigenous resistance / Garnette Joseph.
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