The Indigenous People Of The Caribbean

Author : Samuel M. Wilson
ISBN : 0813016924
Genre : History
File Size : 37.34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 485
Read : 1139

"A survey of the current state of study of indigenous Caribbean people by archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists. . . . Emphasizes that even though indigenous people were the victims of genocide, they helped to establish a persistent pattern of relations between other Caribbean settlers and their environment, and became central symbols of Caribbean identity and resistance to colonialism. . . . Strongly recommended for every library concerned with Caribbean and native American studies."--Choice "An excellent introduction to native peoples of the Caribbean region. . . . Will be useful to anthropologists, historians, and other social scientists working in the Caribbean."--Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Museum of Natural History This volume brings together nineteen Caribbean specialists to produce the first general introduction to the indigenous peoples of that region. Writing for both general and academic audiences, contributors provide an authoritative, up-to-date picture of these fascinating peoples--their social organization, religion, language, lifeways, and contribution to the culture of their modern descendants--in what is ultimately a comprehensive reader on Caribbean archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. CONTENTS 1. Introduction, Samuel M. Wilson Part 1: Background to the Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Caribbean 2. The Study of Aboriginal Peoples: Multiple Ways of Knowing, Ricardo Alegría 3. The Lesser Antilles Before Columbus, Louis Allaire Part 2: The Encounter 4. The Biological Impacts of 1492, Richard L. Cunningham 5. The Salt River Site, St. Croix, at the Time of the Encounter, Birgit Faber Morse 6. European Views of the Aboriginal Population, Alissandra Cummins Part 3: The First Migration of Village Farmers, 500 B.C. to A.D. 800 7. Settlement Strategies in the Early Ceramic Age, Jay B. Haviser 8. The Ceramics, Art, and Material Culture of the Early Ceramic Period in the Caribbean Islands, Elizabeth Righter 9. Religious Beliefs of the Saladoid People, Miguel Rodríguez 10. Maritime Trade in the Prehistoric Eastern Caribbean, David R. Watters 11. Notes on Ancient Caribbean Art and Mythology, Henry Petitjean Roget Part 4: The Taino of the Greater Antilles on the Eve of Conquest 12. "No Man (or Woman) Is an Island": Elements of Taino Social Organization, William F. Keegan 13. Taino, Island Carib, and Prehistoric Amerindian Economies in the West Indies: Tropical Forest Adaptations to Island Environments, James B. Petersen 14. The Material Culture of the Taino Indians, Ignacio Olazagasti 15. The Taino Cosmos, José R. Oliver 16. Some Observations on the Taino Language, Arnold R. Highfield 17. The Taino Vision: A Study in the Exchange of Misunderstanding, Henry Petitjean Roget Part 5: The Island Caribs of the Lesser Antilles 18. The Caribs of the Lesser Antilles, Louis Allaire 19. Language and Gender among the Kalinago of 15th Century St. Croix, Vincent O. Cooper Part 6: Indigenous Resistance and Survival 20. The Garifuna of Central America, Nancie L. Gonzalez 21. The Legacy of the Indigenous People of the Caribbean, Samuel M. Wilson 22. Five Hundred Years of Indigenous Resistance, Garnette Joseph Samuel M. Wilson is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is author of Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus (1990), coeditor of Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas (1993), and a contributing editor and columnist for Natural History magazine.
Category: History

Achieving Aboriginal Student Success

Author : Pamela Rose Toulouse
ISBN : 9781553793359
Genre : Education
File Size : 54.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 758
Read : 521

Achieving Aboriginal Student Success presents goals and strategies needed to support Aboriginal learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers of kindergarten to grade 8 who have Aboriginal students in their classrooms or who are looking for ways to infuse an Aboriginal worldview into their curriculum. Although the author’s primary focus is the needs of Aboriginal students, the ideas are best practices that can be applied in classroom-management techniques, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting to the Aboriginal community, and much more! The strategies and information in this resource are about building bridges between cultures that foster respect, appreciation, and understanding.
Category: Education

Renewing The House

Author : Alice Victoria Maud Samson
ISBN : 9789088900457
Genre : History
File Size : 73.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 267
Read : 376

Over two thousand archaeological features cut directly into the limestone bedrock, and an artefact assemblage of pottery, shell and stone led to reconstructions of fifty domestic structures, thirty of which are houses, and interpretations of the spatial organization and chronology of the site between ca. AD 800 and 1504. --
Category: History

A Millennium Of Cultural Contact

Author : Alistair Paterson
ISBN : 9781315435718
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 71.78 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 984
Read : 299

Alistair Paterson has written a comprehensive textbook detailing the millennium of cultural contact between European societies and those of the rest of the world. Beginning with the Norse intersection with indigenous peoples of Greenland, Paterson uses case studies and regional overviews to describe the various patterns by which European groups influenced, overcame, and were resisted by the populations of Africa, the Americas, East Asia, Oceania, and Australia. Based largely on the evidence of archaeology, he is able to detail the unique interactions at many specific points of contact and display the wide variations in exploration, conquest, colonization, avoidance, and resistance at various spots around the globe. Paterson’s broad, student-friendly treatment of the history and archaeology of the last millennium will be useful for courses in historical archaeology, world history, and social change.
Category: Social Science


Author :
ISBN : NWU:35556030348650
Genre : Ethnology
File Size : 54.80 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 293
Read : 820

Category: Ethnology

Cave Of The Jagua

Author : Antonio M. Stevens Arroyo
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173018845994
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48.64 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 842
Read : 963

"In his new Introduction to this edition, Stevens-Arroyo analyzes significant new research, provides a guide to the important scientific findings of mitochondrial DNA among contemporary Caribbean peoples, offers additional evidence supporting his original argument that the Tainos were not exterminated in the 16th century, and initiates discussion of still unresolved issues. This edition of Cave of the Jagua considers Neo-Taino movements, explores the meanings of Taino spirituality, and emphasizes the significance of that message to the contemporary world."--Jacket.
Category: Religion

Handbook Of Latin American Studies

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015023721783
Genre : Latin America
File Size : 34.68 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 607
Read : 401

Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.
Category: Latin America


Author : American Anthropological Association
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123993532
Genre : Anthropology
File Size : 61.96 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 938
Read : 1107

Category: Anthropology

Imaging Adornos

Author : Iosif Moravetz
ISBN : 1841718815
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84.88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 833
Read : 1055

St Vincent's (Lesser Antilles, Caribbean) archaeological record is rich in images depicted by a variety of fired clay artefacts. Prominent among them are small modelled and incised zoomorphic heads known as "adornos" that decorated the rims, handles and exteriors of pottery vessels made by the first agriculturalists on the island (the Saladoid culture from the Venezuela area by 250 BC). This work sets out to contribute a systematic study of both a formal and descriptive classification, as well as an iconographic analysis of the basic images represented. Includes appendices of data.
Category: Social Science