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Cacike Enriquillo- Taino Chieftain who led the most successful military campaign against the Spaniards. The first treaty signed by a native nation and a European power was on Hispañola in 1533 due to the efforts of Enriquillo. ~Historian Dr. Lynne Guitar, Ph.d.,
A historian examines how and why the Myth of Taino extinction began. The Tainos of the Caribbean islands are extinct, begins Cave of the Jagua, Antonio M-Stevens Arroyo's otherwise excellent book on Classic Taino mythology. For better part of 500 years that's what all the chroniclers, historians, archeologists, sociologists, etc have reported. Estimations of just when the Taino extinction took place, however, vary from late 1518 to the 18th century. In 1989, I began studying the classic Tainos of Kiskeya (Dominican Republic). At first, I accepted Taino extinction as historical fact. As I progressed through a dual B.A an M.A and a Ph.d, reading not just secondary sources but thousands of documents from the era reports to and from the Spanish Crown, roal laws and decrees, trial testimony, censuses, petitions, wills-- I discovered that the Taino extinction was a myth. IN a few cases, the Europeans mythmakers had humanistic exxcuse for what they did. In most cases however, the myth of total Taino extinction was a cover-uo to conceal greed or incompetence, and to fuel international religious economic and political competition.
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