The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction

Continuity and Reclamation in Borikén (Puerto Rico)

  • Authors
  • Tony Castanha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-184

About this book


This book debunks one of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean history: that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are 'extinct.' Through the uncovering of recent ethnographical data, the author reveals extensive narratives of Jíbaro Indian resistance and cultural continuity on the island of Borikén.


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