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Title The indigenous people of the Caribbean / edited by Samuel M. Wilson
Published Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 253 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Ripley P. Bullen series
Ripley P. Bullen series.
Contents 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
Summary "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."--Jacket
Analysis Caribbean Area Antiquities
Indians of the West Indies
Indians of the West Indies Antiquities
West Indies Antiquities
Notes "Organized by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Indians of the West Indies.
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities.
HISTORY -- General.
Indians of the West Indies
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities
Indigenes Volk
Latin America.
Regions & Countries - Americas.
History & Archaeology.
Indiens -- Antilles.
Caraïbes (Indiens)
Taïno (Indiens)
Caribbean Area -- Antiquities.
West Indies -- Antiquities
Caribbean Area
West Indies
Caribisch gebied.
Antilles -- Civilisation.
Genre/Form Congressen (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Samuel M
Virgin Islands Humanities Council.
LC no. 97020170
ISBN 0813023505